Valentina Venza - Portfolio
Dell'esser guardati
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    Dell'esser guardati

Project in collaboration with Maria Tasca
Date February 2007
Realized in Politecnico di Milano > Communication Design > Photography Lab
Teacher: Paolo Riolzi

Dell'esser guardati ("To be watched") is a photography project that homages Luigi Ghirri and his work Del guardare. Ghirri took pictures of people intent in watching something, portraiting them from their back. His question was "Do people ever get bored to watch things?".

We inverted the concept, taking pictures of inanimated things that are usually watched by people: statues. They can't move, so they're kind of forced to always watch the same scenario. Don't they ever get bored of it? Or are they privileged because they're able to see us in every situations, even when we think noone sees us?