Lidia il cielo cade
2005, Linen hardcover with tipped-in image
Italian, 16,5x21 cm, 96 pages
In the spring of 2000, Lidia was diagnosed with cancer. In the last two years of her life, until February 14, 2005, the day she died, she was accompanied by her son Maurizio Cogliandro, who documented with his camera every moment of the illness.
The images welcome us with determination and respect in the privileged dialogue between a mother and her son, evoking a unique but universal bond.
(Bracciano, 1979) He attended the HND Course in Photography at Leeds College of Art and Design and received a Master’s Degree in Photography at the Scuola Romana di Fotografia (Rome). He won the Premio Canon Giovani Fotografi (2005), the Premio Pesaresi (2006) and the Premio Attenzione Talento Fotografico Fnac (2009). His works have been exhibited in personal and collective shows at the Freud Museum, London, (2004); Accademia Albertina, Turin, (2004); The Art Cologne, Cologne (2005); Galleria Grazia Neri, Milan (2006); Goethe Institut, Istanbul (2006); Festival di Savignano, Savignano (2007); Photomonth Festival, Krakow (2007), FotoGrafia International Festival, Rome (2008). His works have been reviewed by several international art journals, including Photonouvelles (France) and Hotshoe (UK). He lives and works in Rome.
Rebecca Norris Webb