写真展

This Game We Play

ジョバンニ パスカレッラ

2018.02.06(tue) ~ 02.11(sun)

Two years ago I started collecting vernacular photography albums and negatives sold at auctions,
mostly from the Showa era and all of unknown provenance.
  I was initially attracted by the apparently unpretentious approach to photography that these non-
professional photographers were revealing in their snapshots.
Little was known to me about these photographs if not at times a few details contained in the images
themselves: famous places in Japan or shops windows were sometimes revealing at least the identity
of the locations where the pictures had been taken.
  As a photographer myself, living with these images has led me to understand that deprived from
their subjective value
photographs are pages of a universal diary about how we engage with the world and with life itself
through a seamless iteration of faces, things and places that mean something to us.

In this exhibition prints of my own pictures and prints of found negatives are merged into a
sequence that plays with the sense of time and offers a naked perspective about the power of
photography itself.

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