Culture - NOMINEE: Santolo Felaco
Here, death will come tomorrow
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«Rome reminds me of a man who lives by exhibiting to travellers his grandmother’s corpse» (J.Joyce)
Rome, city of the spiritual and political power, art city and broken dreams. The capital is living a complex historical period, hostage to misrule and corruption. It has built up a debt of around EUR 13 billion over time. The city is getting more tired and neurotic: one citizen in five is over 65 years old and the young people have many difficulties finding a suitable role in the society. Rome reflects historical period of decadence that Italy is experiencing nowadays, omen of a sad implosion. Symbol city rich in symbols. My work is a travel of the personal research of those symbols , which represent the fragments that make up the framework of the condition and fate of Rome.
Santolo Felaco was born in Naples, he lives and works in Rome. He graduated in computer science and work as software developer.
He’s founder member of LISA collective.
He attended advanced reportage with Fausto Podavin. and a master about modern language of documentary photography with Massimo Mastrorillo.
He attended workshops with Ricardo Cases, Max Pinckers and Federico Clavarino.
He likes to experiment different photographic languages. For him the photography is a means by which to understand the world.