With Periplo Siciliano, Marco Rigamonti contributes to the visual history of Sicily through a research focused not so much on the traces of a past or of a society on the verge of disappearing, rather on the "ruins of the present".
«Sicily is a magical place especially for us, northern Italians, who live in the fog and dream of the sea. Sicily is the place of art, gastronomy, culture, intact nature, but is also a land of contradictions, speculation and oppression. It is the contrast that always fascinated me in Sicily: past-present, beautiful-ugly, true- false, but this obvious contrast takes, for us who come from far away, a positive, fascinating connotation, almost as if the Light, this splendid light that envelops everything has transformed it into a mysterious and beautiful riddle.» — Marco Rigamonti
(Piacenza, 1958) Graduated in nuclear engineering in 1983, during his university studies he developed a passion for photography. He’s a professional photographer since 1995. He has been, for 5 editions, Director of the International FotoSintesi Photography Festival, organized in Piacenza. He has participated to exhibitions in Italy, Europe, China and Canada. He is the artistic director of Gallery Spazio Bft. His work has been published by major national and foreign newspapers, among which Repubblica, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Telerama. He has published six photographic books. Two others are about to be published.
Claude Nori, Luigi Ghirri