THE LONELY BODY by Giorgio Bonomi
Self-portrait in contemporary photography (Vol. 3)
I am very pleased that my self-portrait works (PatIsHere and Sentidos Revelados) have been included in this collection. The three volumes that make up the trilogy offer a vision of the self-portrait as poetry, as well as technique: for the first time, a very extensive review of artists who use photography to represent their own true self, their own body as their subject. More than 700 artists from all over the world are examined, from the 70s to today, from the most famous and established to the youngest and most beginners: the book in fact aims to document the exponential spread of this artistic phenomenon. Through the search for their own identity, with disguise, with narration, experimentation, denunciation, the artists indicate deep problems that are psychological and aesthetic, social and political. The author gives an account of all with a brief introduction to each chapter, with a succinct examination of the individual authors and with a selection of their works, in black and white and in color. The self-portrait is a practice especially of female artists and the body is defined "lonely" precisely because this technique is performed in solitude, alone or at most with the help of a friend who presses the camera button, so "The lonely body" is imposed in mass society as a testimony of malaise but also as a possibility of escape and salvation.
A GREAT START OF THE NEW YEAR!
WoodBergs strikes again: new awards for this photographic project dedicated to the environmental issue!
A'Design Award & Competition is one of the main design competitions held every year with juries and artists from all over the world, an indicator of quality and perfection in photographic design, which confers an international and ambitious award: I am very happy and proud to have won!
The competing projects focus on innovation, sustainability, technology, design and creativity and I participated in the 'Photography and photographic manipulation' category, with the WoodBergs project, where I use the negative inversion technique to reinforce the concept that we need to raise the level awareness of the consequences of our actions on the environment.
With this work I was ranked #7806 among the best designers in the world in the Designer Rankings and #65 among the best artists with the DAC World’s Leading Designer.
I'm very pleased!