His research is based on the in-depth narrative of those places in my province, those peripheral sites to which he has devoted his attention and constant attendance.
His photographic production seeks to open the doors of this cross-section of society with portraits of their identities and the places they inhabit.
Photographing all this has allowed him to play a part in the daily lives of these people, transforming them into impassive characters, suspended, and almost absent. These people, so different from eachother, share a membership to a liquid society that is constantly changing and increasingly globalized. In this sense their identities becomes international, i.e. they are both out of the world and within the world. Never before has the individual been so focused on himself and at the same time so connected to others, this is the social combination of which we are all protagonists. The random and dematerialized image creates the contrast between day and night, which reveals the mask of reality and its hidden unconscious. His representation has formal references to the american canon, opposed to italian symbols that emphasize the real identity of things. The purpose is to try to highlight something that you don’t see at first glance, which remains hidden in the daily substructure and which has always fascinated me.
About Giacomo Infantino
Giacomo Infantino is a photographer born in the province of Varese in 1993. He is graduating at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in New Technologies of Art (Art and Media). During his academic studies he began his personal research and his activity as a photographer. His work consists primarily in photographic reportage; he uses staged-scenes to tell, in a more intimate and free way, his personal vision. Giacomo in spring 2017 exhibits his works, curated by himself and Cosmo Laera, in some spaces of Brera Academy during the Salone del Mobile and Accademia Aperta; he also exhibits at the ex-studio of Piero Manzoni located in the district of Brera. In September of the same year he is selected with 10 other photography students from all over Italy to join Canon at the Visa Pour L’image in Perpignan, France. Here he has the opportunity to deal with internationally renowned authors who work for important agencies such as Magnum and National Geographic, photographers such as: Jerome Sessini, Shannon Ghannam and Nick Nichols.
Also with Canon, he participates in the corporate training, as speaker, at the “Canon Imaging Partner Event” meeting at the Theatre Signorelli during the last days of the Cortona On The Move Festival in Tuscany. [Official Website]