ANTONIO VACIRCA; 13. – 23. Dezember 2019
1972 Lives in Buccheri Sicily
He began to be interested in photography around the age of 17 focusing his attention on portraiture and travel reportage often with a social background.
His photos have been published by several Italian and foreign magazines and websites. (Around Photography, Vis a Vis, TimeOut, Spiegel, Private, BrennPunkt, Drome, Eyeshoot Magazine etc)
The exhibitions include participation in the Biennale of young artists from Europe and the Mediterranean curated by Jannis Kounellis in Rome (1999) Sarajevo Winter festival 2007 (Residence)
On 2000 he was selected as young emerging photographer by the magazine PHOTO Italia and Agfa to follow the portrait workshop directed by Douglas Kirkland at TPW (Toscana Photographic Workshop)
Also in 2000, during the Festival of Photography in Arles, he followed a workshop concerning manipulation of Polaroids films.
In 2007 2rd place at the Bruce Chatwin Award for travel photography.
He has portrayed people from the world of Music, Cinema and Art (Patty Smith, David Byrne, Nick Cave, Wim Wenders, Martin Parr, Antoine D’Agata, Franco Battiato, Vinicio Capossela, Giuseppe Tornatore etc) without neglecting emerging authors. For several years he has been sharing his time between Buccheri and Berlin where he is involved in the cultural an artistic scene.
Lately he made several trips to Eastern Europe, the Balkans, India, Turkey, New York realizing differents photographic projects
The leitmotif of this project is beauty and diversity in all its forms.
I consider this work a small study of urban anthropology, a long sequence of faces
and roles, mains and marginal. The subjects portrayed are intentionally left in their anonymity
without identity, personal information, place of origin. Typologies is an open project , there will not be an end therefore in continuous evolution. The search for faces is the pulse for a new journey.