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Enzo Crispino


The place of trees

My new portfolio takes its inspiration from the following lines of a poem by the Italian poet Franco Armino.


[…] We need farmers,

poets, people who know how to bake bread,

who love trees and recognise the wind.

More than the year of growth

we need the year of attention.

Attention to those who fall, to the sun that is born

and that dies, to the growing children,

watch out for a simple lamppost,

a peeling wall. […]

Freely taken from Cedi la strada agli alberi (Give way to the trees) by Franco Arminio


For some years now, my photographic research has focused on social and environmental issues. I live in an area that has undergone profound and drastic changes over the years that have definitively changed the cultural aspect of its territorial identity, no longer rural but industrial. This metamorphosis has induced a new perception of belonging to the territory: it is being disfigured by the intensification of new urban and industrial areas, making havoc of the permanent meadows to make way for intensive urban construction and industrial warehouses that are often unfinished, abandoned and exposed to degradation. The face of the man-made environment takes on a different identity, and as evidence of this new culture, buildings and urban architecture take on the role of totems before our eyes; the symbol of the new civilisation…

A big thank you in any case for your kind attention and a warm greeting.

Enzo Crispino


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