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RHOME : Jean-Marc Caimi | Valentina Piccinni


Jean-Marc Caimi and Valentina Piccinni live in Rome, their adoptive city. After years of exploration of different worlds, the photographers felt the urgency to slip under the skin of the city.

The photos of the exhibition represent a surprising journey through the many microcosms of Rome. Far from a stereotyped and touristy image, RHOME reveals the most mysterious and sensual side of the city. People, places and situations that form its most fervid and authentic substratum, giving life to an intricate mycelium of existences.

The photographs take us into the intimacy of private lives with unusual atmospheres, stories and circumstances. This hidden scenario is shown with direct, powerful, unfiltered photos, opening up a renewed perception of the city, to reveal the spirit that animates it.

With RHOME, Caimi and Piccinni introduce the second chapter of their long-term project focused on three “cities in transition” (Naples, Rome, Istanbul): vulnerable metropolis, poised, exposed to mutation.

RHOME won the FUAM Dummy Book Award, and was published as a book featuring 128 images of the considerable body of photographs that make up the entire work.

The first chapter dedicated to Naples, “Forcella”, was published by Witty Books. Last chapter “Güle Güle”, focused on the city of Istanbul, it’s been just released as a book by André Frère Éditions and shortlisted at Prix du livre d’auteur – 2020 Les Rencontres d’Arles.


RHOME : Jean-Marc Caimi | Valentina Piccinni

Oct 24 – Dec 23

Unsocial Studio

Via A. Scarpa, 9/A

Modena (IT)


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