Radicalia (signed)

by Piero Martinello


Photographs: Piero Martinello

Text: Piero Casentini, Cosimo Bizzarri

Publisher: selfpublished

Year: 2016

ISBN: 979-12-200-0975-1

Comments: Hardcover, 21,5 x 27 cm

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‘Radical’ is something ‘acting in depth; concerning an issue beginning with its essential principles’, according to Salvatore Battaglia’s definition in the Grande dizionario della lingua italiana. With this as my starting point I travelled around Italy in search of women and men who – each in their own way and for different reasons – have embraced radical choices and lifestyles.

Fools, ravers, criminals, devouts and cloistered nuns: the subjects come to life in a series of portraits in which the photographic medium appears at times in its pure form, at others grafted in items of vernacular iconography (passport pictures, holy pictures, mug shots). Everything comes together in a concept album where the face becomes a prism through which to investigate the human need to undertake extreme and unconventional life paths.

The book is divided in 5 chapters: Deviation is about town fools. Devotion talks about the relation between Saints and Devouts. Eversion depicts ten clans of Mafia. Contemplation faces cloistered nuns. And evasion is about nightlife, the world of raves and techno music events.

The dummy of 'Radicalia' was selected at the Luma Dummy Book Award in Arles and Piero Martinello was the winner of the Rencontres d'Arles Portfolio Review 2015.

About the photograher:
Piero Martinello is a portrait photographer raised at FABRICA, the Communication Research Centre of Benetton Group, where he has worked extensively for Colors Magazine and on several long-term projects. After assisting Mary Ellen Mark and Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin he started working as a freelance photographer for international magazines (The Guardian, Financial Times, Forbes, Le Monde, Esquire) and communication agencies mainly in Spain and Italy. He photographed two campaigns for United Colors of Benetton: “Victims” and “It’s my time”. He also worked on several social awareness projects, like two World Health Organization campaigns entitled “Stop Tubercolosis” and “Child Injury Prevention”. He is currently working and living between Milan, Venice and Spain, focusing on editorial and commercial assignments and social projects commissioned by NGO. His works have been exhibited at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Le Dictateur gallery of Milan, Basilica Palladiana of Vicenza, Carrè Rotondes Gallery of Luxembourg.

Selected by TIME as one of the Best Photobooks 2016


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Radicalia (signed)

by Piero Martinello


Photographs: Piero Martinello

Text: Piero Casentini, Cosimo Bizzarri

Publisher: selfpublished

Year: 2016

ISBN: 979-12-200-0975-1

Comments: Hardcover, 21,5 x 27 cm

sold out

‘Radical’ is something ‘acting in depth; concerning an issue beginning with its essential principles’, according to Salvatore Battaglia’s definition in the Grande dizionario della lingua italiana. With this as my starting point I travelled around Italy in search of women and men who – each in their own way and for different reasons – have embraced radical choices and lifestyles.

Fools, ravers, criminals, devouts and cloistered nuns: the subjects come to life in a series of portraits in which the photographic medium appears at times in its pure form, at others grafted in items of vernacular iconography (passport pictures, holy pictures, mug shots). Everything comes together in a concept album where the face becomes a prism through which to investigate the human need to undertake extreme and unconventional life paths.

The book is divided in 5 chapters: Deviation is about town fools. Devotion talks about the relation between Saints and Devouts. Eversion depicts ten clans of Mafia. Contemplation faces cloistered nuns. And evasion is about nightlife, the world of raves and techno music events.

The dummy of 'Radicalia' was selected at the Luma Dummy Book Award in Arles and Piero Martinello was the winner of the Rencontres d'Arles Portfolio Review 2015.

About the photograher:
Piero Martinello is a portrait photographer raised at FABRICA, the Communication Research Centre of Benetton Group, where he has worked extensively for Colors Magazine and on several long-term projects. After assisting Mary Ellen Mark and Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin he started working as a freelance photographer for international magazines (The Guardian, Financial Times, Forbes, Le Monde, Esquire) and communication agencies mainly in Spain and Italy. He photographed two campaigns for United Colors of Benetton: “Victims” and “It’s my time”. He also worked on several social awareness projects, like two World Health Organization campaigns entitled “Stop Tubercolosis” and “Child Injury Prevention”. He is currently working and living between Milan, Venice and Spain, focusing on editorial and commercial assignments and social projects commissioned by NGO. His works have been exhibited at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Le Dictateur gallery of Milan, Basilica Palladiana of Vicenza, Carrè Rotondes Gallery of Luxembourg.

Selected by TIME as one of the Best Photobooks 2016


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Radicalia (signed)

by Piero Martinello


Photographs: Piero Martinello

Text: Piero Casentini, Cosimo Bizzarri

Publisher: selfpublished

Year: 2016

ISBN: 979-12-200-0975-1

Comments: Hardcover, 21,5 x 27 cm

sold out

‘Radical’ is something ‘acting in depth; concerning an issue beginning with its essential principles’, according to Salvatore Battaglia’s definition in the Grande dizionario della lingua italiana. With this as my starting point I travelled around Italy in search of women and men who – each in their own way and for different reasons – have embraced radical choices and lifestyles.

Fools, ravers, criminals, devouts and cloistered nuns: the subjects come to life in a series of portraits in which the photographic medium appears at times in its pure form, at others grafted in items of vernacular iconography (passport pictures, holy pictures, mug shots). Everything comes together in a concept album where the face becomes a prism through which to investigate the human need to undertake extreme and unconventional life paths.

The book is divided in 5 chapters: Deviation is about town fools. Devotion talks about the relation between Saints and Devouts. Eversion depicts ten clans of Mafia. Contemplation faces cloistered nuns. And evasion is about nightlife, the world of raves and techno music events.

The dummy of 'Radicalia' was selected at the Luma Dummy Book Award in Arles and Piero Martinello was the winner of the Rencontres d'Arles Portfolio Review 2015.

About the photograher:
Piero Martinello is a portrait photographer raised at FABRICA, the Communication Research Centre of Benetton Group, where he has worked extensively for Colors Magazine and on several long-term projects. After assisting Mary Ellen Mark and Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin he started working as a freelance photographer for international magazines (The Guardian, Financial Times, Forbes, Le Monde, Esquire) and communication agencies mainly in Spain and Italy. He photographed two campaigns for United Colors of Benetton: “Victims” and “It’s my time”. He also worked on several social awareness projects, like two World Health Organization campaigns entitled “Stop Tubercolosis” and “Child Injury Prevention”. He is currently working and living between Milan, Venice and Spain, focusing on editorial and commercial assignments and social projects commissioned by NGO. His works have been exhibited at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Le Dictateur gallery of Milan, Basilica Palladiana of Vicenza, Carrè Rotondes Gallery of Luxembourg.

Selected by TIME as one of the Best Photobooks 2016


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A collector's choice by josefchladek.com