Photo of the Day today comes from Minneapolis (Minnesota). The author is the photo-reporter Julio Cortez: I think it’s a very powerful image of the riots in the States after the killing of George Floyd: a protester carries a U.S. flag upside-down, a sign of distress, next to a burning building. The power of the images is very important in this period, photography is always a good way to tell the times we live to the future generations. I’m there with you.
I’m so happy to show you my new shop online! Prints are customizable with the frame and size that you choose and the shipping is free in USA, UK and EU. So far there are just few images, but I’m going to add more photos soon (and if your favorite image is not here, please tell me and I’ll add it!). Visit my shop here: Alessio Trerotoli Shop
Sono molto felice di presentarvi il mio nuovo negozio online! Le stampe sono personalizzabili con cornice e dimensione a vostra scelta, inoltre la spedizione è gratuita negli Stati Uniti, nel Regno Unito e nei Paesi dell’Unione Europea. Per ora è presente soltanto una piccola selezione di immagini, ma conto di aggiungerne molte altre presto (e se la vostra preferita non è presente fatemelo sapere e la aggiungerò subito!). Visita il mio negozio qui: Alessio Trerotoli Shop
Yesterday I walked in Roma for almost 17km with my camera and a 50mm. It’s been incredible how empty are tourist spots like Colosseo or Fontana di Trevi! I didn’t take great images but it’s nice to be back in the streets after two months of lockdown. Here a selection of images that I took in the last days, the first week of our new normality, as you can see sadly full of human isolation.
Last year italian photographer Massimiliano Vecchi went in Africa for an amazing travel that changed his perspective about life itself. “I didn’t go in Ghana to shoot a reportage”, says Massimiliano, “our mission was to live the experience helping people of Potter’s Village”. He doesn’t want to call it “reportage” because he didn’t prepare it, but actually is one of the most interesting and impressive series of pictures that I’ve seen in the last months: “I didn’t look for anything, I let the journey guide me. It’s been the freest mental condition for a photographer”. In these beautiful images taken in Dodowa and Potter’s Village emerge a visual and vital power that is difficult to tell with words. You can see here a small selection of images (and a 4 minutes touching video that describes the experience), but I warmly reccomend you to watch the entire album on Massimiliano’s website: L’Africa, il Ghana, Dodowa ed il Potter’s Village: la ricerca della (mia) felicità. The best thing that you’ll see today (and also tomorrow).
Manca una settimana al 4 maggio, la famigerata Fase 2, dove a quanto pare, tra le altre cose sarà possibile fare una passeggiata in un parco anziché intorno al nostro palazzo. Al di là delle fasi ufficiali, durante questi 50 giorni ho riscontrato delle fasi personali molto differenti tra loro.
For Street Photography, Roma is one of the most interesting cities in the world. A place full of contradictions, where the sacred and the profane, Romans and foreigners, the bourgeois soul and the popular one coexist. A colorful mixture of students, workers, politicians, priests, tourists and artists. All of them in constant balance between religious faith, football faith, political faith or simply between the various nuances of daily life. My ambition, as a photographer born and raised in Rome, is to catch these contradictions, collecting random moments from the life of my city. Moments that can reflect its moods, its colors, its feelings. But above all, through Street Photography, moments that can tell its life.
On April 25, 2010 I inaugurated my first photographic exhibition in the Montoro Gallery, a stone’s throw from Campo de’ Fiori. That time I had exhibited photographs that, except for a few, today I do not even find worthy of being posted on social media: it’s always important to see where you started and look today at what point of the journey you are. I also find it significant that the first day of my artistic career falls on the day that I love most: in Italy the 25th of April is the Liberation Day from the nazifascism.
Long Live Liberation, Long Live Liberty, Long Live on April 25th!