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Emanuele Nappini –Tale of Yore


2011. Greece. Four triptychs, four episodes. A cycle that through some views of a rugged landscape of the Attica’s East Coast explores the relationship between Man/Civilization and Nature. Monoliths, unfinished constructions, modern Greek temples devoted to the god of concrete and left abandoned; the discovery of the use of Fire; the relationship with an environment to enslave and at the same time to protect from. Symbols of Man and traces of a forced coexistence evoke some stages of it.
But Nature screams, in absence of any regret, of any consciousness; when the dry end of a failing model approaches, can Man still avoid accepting his own nature?
The mind blanks at the glare. Not in remorse —The good not done, the love not given, time Torn off unused—nor wretchedly because An only life can take so long to climb
Clear of its wrong beginnings, and may never; But at the total emptiness for ever, The sure extinction that we travel to And shall be lost in always. Not to be here, Not to be anywhere,
And soon; nothing more terrible, nothing more true. Philip Larkin, “Aubade” from Collected Poems.
Project sponsored by Canson Infinity.

Born in Florence In 1980, he graduates in foreign languages in the same years the Internet is booming and starts working as graphic and web designer. In 2001 he decides to commit to social activism, working for a NPO and living abroad for several years mainly in China and Cuba, having the chance to make the most significant experiences in his life and personal growth. In these same years he starts to practice photography as a self-taught student, retracing the stages and the technical evolution of it: from pinhole, to darkroom, to digital. The interest on meeting, sharing experiences and learning directly from people and professionals opens him up to different views and approaches. In 2011 he graduates at the International Photography School of Florence. Currently he lives and works in Florence as graphic designer and photographer.
Graduated at the International Photography School of Florence, Italy. 2010. Internship at Studio Machina, Florence, Italy.

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