AiR 2015 – Andrea Luporini
Fondazione Fotografia Modena, first year. Time to think about a work for the mid-term show. The question I asked myself was - can I do something useful, at least for me?
I thought about outstanding, unresolved elements that were in my life and I found a plot of land. A land that was reminiscent of my childhood and my family. A land abandoned for years. I decided to regain possession of something intimately mine, erasing obligations and responsibilities of the past and choosing to take care of it, not because I had to but because I wanted to. These images are part of a body of photographic work began after months of manual labour with a hoe and mower.
During the residency at Stills I will continue my research in a land that is not my own, taking care of the aesthetic and conceptual growing of a work that started from extremely personal feelings but will take on a more universal mode.
Andrea Luporini (La Spezia, Italy, 1984) is currently studying his Masters in Contemporary Image at Fondazione Fotografia, Modena. After studying Communication at Bologna University, his early photographic works focused on photojournalism and reportage, at which time he worked with Saharawi Refugee Camps in Algeria, Sahara Desert. His studies of cultural geography have greatly influenced his work, representing the essence and the difference between places and spaces.
All images courtesy the artist.