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Fabrizio Giraldi, Sguardi Contaminati / Contaminated gazes, 2012
The images of an intense photographic reportage in Sardinia are on display at the Studio Tommaseo. More than 35 thousand hectares of land on the Italian island are subject to military servitude: shooting and missile firing ranges for military drills, fuel deposits and infrastructures at the service of the Italian armed forces or of NATO. Since some of the military activity and experimentation has put the terrain and aquifers at risk of pollution and contamination, the Sardinians, isolated by water and alone on an enchanting land, cohabitate in silence with an invisible enemy. An unjustifiable enemy, like non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
This latest photographic work of Fabrizio Giraldi associates in a series of photodiptychs, the gaze of one who has known pain on the one hand, and on the other, a gaze on the landscape which hides it so beautifully. The photos give voice to those who never cease to fight and are looking for the truth in the silent and obscure shame of many. The syndrome of Quirra, and the syndrome of Teulada (the latter still kept in silence) are projected here in a sequence of portraits of those persons who are either affected by the disease or involved in this drama for family reasons.
Fabrizio Giraldi (1976) attended the Institute of Art of Trieste. He consequently took part, first as a student and later as assistant, in the courses at TPW, and specialized in photographic reporting. In 2002, he joined the grazianeri agency and in 2010 participated in establishing the LUZphoto agency. He is an independent photographer and has collaborated with Italian and international magazines, among which:D, Espresso, GQ, Il, Internazionale, Io donna, National Geographic, Panorama, Stern, Vanity Fair. He has participated in various collective national and international exhibitions, among which: Zingst Umweltfotofestival 2012 (Zingst), Italian Geographic 2011 (Roma), Rencontres d'Arles 2010 (Arles), Ivrea Foto Festival 2010 (Ivrea).
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