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The truth, please, about love

by Jasmina Trifoni    The title of this post is borrowed from a collection of poems written in the 1930s by the immense Irish poet W.H. Auden. There are just ten of them and each is so distinct from the others that it can only be described as shocking. At the two extremes, there is […]

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The smart (and artificial) bestiary of Pablo Corral Vega

by Jasmina Trifoni   I have spent entire nights discussing with Sydney (the name of the chatbot of Microsoft Bing’s intelligent search engine, Ed.) the parallels between the Renaissance and the advent of artificial intelligence. But I never forgot for a moment that I was having a conversation with a monster, an entity from another […]

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Stories of three photographs that made history

by Jasmina Trifoni   To be beautiful – or rather, good – a photograph must have an absolute and essential quality. It must speak for itself. It doesn’t need to be explained because it already contains everything within it. To capture attention and evoke feelings – a whole universe of positive or negative emotions – […]

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Twins in photography

by Jasmina Trifoni    Diane Arbus – Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey, 1967 At first glance, it’s simply a photograph of identical twins posing innocently with their eyes turned to the camera. But, if you stop to look at it – and it cannot happen otherwise, because it has something hypnotic – the image creeps […]

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From selfie to sublime

by Jasmina Trifoni   mikeyk has 4.7 million followers on Instagram. As a photographer he’s not that great, and the subjects aren’t that interesting what post. There are several photos of his dog, of his favorite foods (above all, the Nutella crêpe wins), even of the packet of antacid pills he takes after he’s overindulged […]

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European Photography 2023

by Alessandra Lanza Punctual as every year, this spring has brought with it a new edition of the European Photography Festival in Reggio Emilia, one of the most pleasant and interesting events in the sector – which, not surprisingly, won the 2022 edition of the Lucie Awards in New York as the best Photo Festival […]

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Worst view in the world

by Jasmina Trifoni Thanks to the basilica built on the spot that Christian tradition identifies as the grotto of the birth of Jesus, Bethlehem has the primacy of the only tourist destination (mass, in a certain sense) of the occupied territories of Palestine. But – crowded into the buses arriving from Jerusalem, just six kilometers […]

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They, Muholi

by Jasmina Trifoni Muholi prefer not to be defined artists, but visual activists, because art is only the tool they have chosen to give visibility and empowerment to the community to which they belong. As they said in a recent interview, “ours is not a profession, but a lifestyle, 24 hours a day”. The community […]

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The legend of Eve Arnold

by Jasmina Trifoni   “And what would be so special that we would be so proud of it?” was Mrs. Bessie Cohen’s cutting comment to her daughter Eve’s report “A Baby’s First Five Minutes” for Life magazine. Yet those images, which – taken in the maternity ward of a Long Island hospital – tell the […]

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6 questions to…Alberta Romano

by Alessandra Lanza, aka @ale_lanza Alberta Romano is an art historian and curator of contemporary art, she is 31 years old and has been living and working in Lisbon for almost 4 years, where she curates the exhibition program of the Kunsthalle Lissabon, one of the most interesting non-profit art institutions on the European scene. […]

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