Zoom A drop in the ocean | Alessandro Calabrese & Milo Montelli
Zoom A drop in the ocean | Alessandro Calabrese & Milo Montelli
Zoom A drop in the ocean | Alessandro Calabrese & Milo Montelli
Zoom A drop in the ocean | Alessandro Calabrese & Milo Montelli
Zoom A drop in the ocean | Alessandro Calabrese & Milo Montelli
Zoom A drop in the ocean | Alessandro Calabrese & Milo Montelli
Zoom A drop in the ocean | Alessandro Calabrese & Milo Montelli
Zoom A drop in the ocean | Alessandro Calabrese & Milo Montelli
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A drop in the ocean | Alessandro Calabrese & Milo Montelli

$94.00
Sergio Romagnolli was assassinated in 1994. He was 37 years old. Despite official investigations and subsequent inquiries by his family, the circumstances surrounding his death remain a mystery to this day. At the time of his death, Sergio and his wife lived in Sao Tomé and Príncipe, a small nation in the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of Central Africa. They had ventured out to volunteer at an orphanage for visually impaired children during a particularly tragic time in their lives; after the recent death of her baby Luigi, who died at one year of age after a serious illness. The photos collected in A Drop In the Ocean, are the result of many years of work, date from the 70s and 80s and are only a few of the thousands taken by naturalist Sergio Romagnoli during his short life. The primary interest of the curators, Alessandro Calabrese and Milo Montelli, in addition to the natural human interest that this incredible story aroused in them, lies in the opportunity to interact with a body of raw images free of any artistic pretense. Sergio's images reveal themselves with tangible purity: comforting companions during the thousands of hours curators spent browsing the archives, photo albums, and ephemeral material. Apparently simple, but in reality very complex, Sergio's photographs demonstrate an acute visual sensitivity, closely connected with factual reality and at the same time intensely evocative about the viewer's own experiences; an evocation of their passing, encounters and study aimed at discovering, learning and understanding. The act of looking as a common denominator. Photographs that could easily have been defined as amateur are mixed with others of a more technical or scientific nature, all guided by an almost obsessive need to catalog life, especially the plant kingdom. By presenting the relationship between so many different approaches, however separated by fuzzy borders, the curators' goal is to give voice to the unconscious authorial power contained in the photographer's body of work. A potential that otherwise could never have been brought to light. More than just a collection of dusty archival photos, A Drop In The Ocean was conceived, with honor and gratitude, as a creative tribute to the life and work of Sergio Romagnoli.oli.

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A drop in the ocean | Alessandro Calabrese & Milo Montelli

$94.00