Around a Rome celebrated by classical iconography, the city of great beauty with a monumental and somewhat decadent charm, with its iconic places envied by the whole world, there is another city. Hidden and alien to tourist flows. An area inhabited and lived by more than half of Roman citizens. A chaotic city, often abusive. With its gates, railings, walls, trees, archaeological findings, cars, which overlap and merge in an extraordinary and unique visual chaos. It is the periphery. Indeed, the suburbs. Different from each other but all united by the same visual and architectural anarchy. In this work, which has unfolded for over two years along the perimeter of the city, the author has sought relationships, passages, dialogues, almost as if trying to put the chaos of reality in order.
Professor at the IED (European Institute of Design), he's a photographer and artistic director of the Plenum Gallery. He has exhibited in numerous museums and galleries in Italy and abroad and collaborates with the most important international publications. With his corporate works, he has illustrated the reality of the major Italian industries. He has won numerous awards including four World Press Photo (1997, 1999, 2008, 2009) and three Sony Awards. He has published several books, among which: Il Vaticano, Il Cerchio Magico, Credi, Teatro d’Italia, L’Emozione della vertigine and Respirano i muri. He is represented by Agenzia Contrasto in Italy and Agence VU in France and abroad.
Fabio Severo, Il Tascabile, 04/05/2021
Una città difficile da fotografare
Intervista, Musei in Comune Roma, 10/03/2021
Massimo Siragusa e Giovanna Calvenzi in dialogo sulla mostra “Roma”
Redazione, The Mammoth's Reflex, 02/03/2021
Roma tra periferia e contraddizioni nelle foto di Massimo Siragusa
Michele Smargiassi, Repubblica, 08/12/2020
L'ultrabarocco della periferia. Un altro sguardo sulla città
Sarah Moon, Alex Majoli, Nadav Kander, Martin Kollar, Tommaso Protti
Collettivo [nove], Eleonora Calvelli
Giovanni Chiaramonte, Àlvaro Siza
Giovanni Cocco, Caterina Serra