Until January 9, the Project room of Camera – Italian Center for Photography hosts 45 shots of the exhibition Plural looks, born from the homonymous competition aimed at young photographers on the themes of migration and second generations.
The exhibition presents the works of the three winners, Oleksandra Horobets (1997), Karim El Maktafi (1992) and Danielle Souza da Silva (1997), born in Italy to immigrant parents or who emigrated as children together with their families. All three started from their personal experience to describe a collective dimension in which asylum seekers and refugees, Italian citizens or those who are waiting to become one, find themselves. These are works that manage to find a balance between social denunciation and a more personal research on their identity.
Oleksandra Horobets, first prize winner, in Kolobok he copes with the pain of long-distance relationship with his mother using the filter of a Ukrainian folk tale. In They call us second generation, Karim El Maktafi, photographer of Moroccan origin born in Desenzano del Garda, followed girls and boys who are not yet fully recognized as Italians and consequently do not know whether to belong to the place where they grew up or to consider it as a stranger. Danielle Souza da Silva builds Logbook, where texts and photos make up a plot of cities, people, memories and suggestions.
The event was realized thanks to the collaboration between Camera and Fieri (International and European Forum for Research on Immigration and Humanitarian Society)