Thursday, February 19, 2009

Profile : Martina Bacigalupo

I have seen photos from Martina Bacigalupo on display in the web site of the Reflexions Masterclass conducted and coordinated by Giorgia Fiorio. I was instantly impressed with the intensity of the portraits and the black and white. Nowadays Martina has worked on Twins Project in Burundi for the Joop Swart Masterclass (world press photos) where she was nominated in 2008.
From her work i do like the projects Hito (the double) and Pianissimo from where i choose the photo for the cover of this post.
here some beautiful words from Pianissimo:
The perception of the self and of things around them is for blind people very physical. In the process of recognition sight doesn't participate and the other sense re-born. Hands are eyes. Surfaces, odours, sounds, are colors. In a time where perception of the human being is merely esthetical I go backwards, to the places where the self evolves and grows in its inside and in the tactile experience of the other>