venerdì 1 agosto 2014



giovedì 31 luglio 2014


The singular figurativism displayed in visionary portraiture by Renan Rosa creates an infinite possibility. Interpretation of code and re-invention of fact reaching out silently beyond time and space. A thousand souls of lost cities revealed in raw and singular form, the exotic and the marginal representing both classic and contemporary human nature as seen through the passenger’s eyes, the eyes of the inner self.

The pluralist reality creating contrasts between the classic and the modern, where the cities`s dynamism intersects with the static and pure sense of traditions. The flaneur, that in a visceral way expands his experiences of life as art.

The photograph as a catalyzer of adjustment processes for understanding the collective subconscious, figuring the celebration of life, the contempt or pain, as constant restructuring of existence.

The reinvention of the world, the strength of belief in a printed form.The insolubility of the individual, the terrible harshness of truth, reveals a deep, sensitive and complex portrayal of emotion. Therefore the photographic object may proliferate human sense in a fine balance and magical synthesis venturing beyond the limits of definitive existence.

The photo defined by the absence of limitations between observation and action (where bodies are purified in ways to forever contrast and harmonize with timeless rhythm) hints at an environment that can both oppress or release.

It catches the invisible, traps the moment and in doing so reveals an unconditional and compassionate love for the world seeking only to break the limitation of life and art. (
Text By Aline Stürmer)

All images © Renan Rosa


mercoledì 30 luglio 2014


Photographer of Lecco (Italy)

All images © Michele Masullo


martedì 29 luglio 2014


Alan Lomax (January 31, 1915 – July 19, 2002) was one of the great American field collectors of folk music of the 20th century. He was also a folklorist, ethnomusicologist, archivist, writer, scholar, political activist, oral historian, and film-maker. Lomax also produced recordings, concerts, and radio shows in the US and in England, which played an important role in both the American and British folk revivals of the 1940s, '50s and early '60s. During the New Deal, with his father, famed folklorist and collector John A. Lomax and later alone and with others, Lomax recorded thousands of songs and interviews for the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress on aluminum and acetate discs.
After 1942, when Congress cut off the Library of Congress's funding for folk song collecting, Lomax continued to collect independently in Britain, Ireland, the Caribbean, Italy, and Spain, as well as the United States, using the latest recording technology, assembling a treasure trove of American and international culture. With the start of the Cold War, Lomax continued to speak out for a public role for folklore, even as academic folklorists turned inward. He devoted much of the latter part of his life to advocating what he called Cultural Equity, which he sought to put on a solid theoretical foundation through to his Cantometrics research (which included a prototype Cantometrics-based educational program, the Global Jukebox). In the 1970s and 80s Lomax advised the Smithsonian Institution's Folklife Festival and produced a series of films about folk music, American Patchwork, which aired on PBS in 1991. In his late seventies, Lomax completed a long-deferred memoir, The Land Where the Blues Began (1995), linking the birth of the blues to debt peonage, segregation, and forced labor in the American South. wikipedia

Between August 1959 and May 1960, folklorist Alan Lomax took a trip through the American South—dubbed “The Southern Journey”— to record the little-known southern backcountry and blues music that we consider uniquely American. While traveling through Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia, Lomax’s camera was a constant companion. These photographs, part of the vast collections of the Library of Congress, show musicians making music with family and friends at home, with fellow worshippers at church, and alongside workers and prisoners in the fields. The photographs, along with the rest of the material from the trip, now reside in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Fonte

All images  ©  Alan Lomax


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