Journey to Armenia

by Silvia Camporesi


Photographs: Silvia Camporesi

Publisher: Gente di Fotografia

84 pages

Year: 2014

ISBN: 978-88-95388-18-2

Price: 22

Comments: Italian and English; 165x200 mm; plastic soft touch cover. First edition.

The starting point, from which the work takes its title, is the journey to Armenia made by the Russian writer Osip Mandel'stam in 1930. Silvia Camporesi has retraced the steps of that journey in search of the sacred places, atmospheres and landscapes that fascinated the Russian writer. Armenia, kingdom of shouting stones, becomes a place of photographic and cultural exploration, both in the landscape researches and in the images of churches and monasteries with their typical architecture, located in impervious places, well aligned with the profiles of the surrounding mountains and embellished with stone crosses (khatchkar). On all the images of the project Silvia Camporesi intervenes
with processes of modification, addition or subtraction of elements, mutation of the proportions of subject and background, in order to make these places further detached from reality, suspended, always in the balance between fiction and reality.

Silvia Camporesi was born in Forlì, where she lives and works, in 1973. She graduated in philosophy at the University of Bologna and is now considered one of the most original Italian artists in the field of photography. She has always been interested in revealing through photography the unexpressed gradient of places and things, their most secret side, far from the public gaze. Her works have been exhibited in museums and private galleries in Italy and abroad, and have been widely published. The Quaderni di Gente di Fotografia (Notebooks of Gente di Fotografia) are presented as a recognition map to move around the Italian photographic panorama.


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Journey to Armenia

by Silvia Camporesi


Photographs: Silvia Camporesi

Publisher: Gente di Fotografia

84 pages

Year: 2014

ISBN: 978-88-95388-18-2

Price: 22

Comments: Italian and English; 165x200 mm; plastic soft touch cover. First edition.

The starting point, from which the work takes its title, is the journey to Armenia made by the Russian writer Osip Mandel'stam in 1930. Silvia Camporesi has retraced the steps of that journey in search of the sacred places, atmospheres and landscapes that fascinated the Russian writer. Armenia, kingdom of shouting stones, becomes a place of photographic and cultural exploration, both in the landscape researches and in the images of churches and monasteries with their typical architecture, located in impervious places, well aligned with the profiles of the surrounding mountains and embellished with stone crosses (khatchkar). On all the images of the project Silvia Camporesi intervenes
with processes of modification, addition or subtraction of elements, mutation of the proportions of subject and background, in order to make these places further detached from reality, suspended, always in the balance between fiction and reality.

Silvia Camporesi was born in Forlì, where she lives and works, in 1973. She graduated in philosophy at the University of Bologna and is now considered one of the most original Italian artists in the field of photography. She has always been interested in revealing through photography the unexpressed gradient of places and things, their most secret side, far from the public gaze. Her works have been exhibited in museums and private galleries in Italy and abroad, and have been widely published. The Quaderni di Gente di Fotografia (Notebooks of Gente di Fotografia) are presented as a recognition map to move around the Italian photographic panorama.


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Journey to Armenia

by Silvia Camporesi


Photographs: Silvia Camporesi

Publisher: Gente di Fotografia

84 pages

Year: 2014

ISBN: 978-88-95388-18-2

Price: 22

Comments: Italian and English; 165x200 mm; plastic soft touch cover. First edition.

The starting point, from which the work takes its title, is the journey to Armenia made by the Russian writer Osip Mandel'stam in 1930. Silvia Camporesi has retraced the steps of that journey in search of the sacred places, atmospheres and landscapes that fascinated the Russian writer. Armenia, kingdom of shouting stones, becomes a place of photographic and cultural exploration, both in the landscape researches and in the images of churches and monasteries with their typical architecture, located in impervious places, well aligned with the profiles of the surrounding mountains and embellished with stone crosses (khatchkar). On all the images of the project Silvia Camporesi intervenes
with processes of modification, addition or subtraction of elements, mutation of the proportions of subject and background, in order to make these places further detached from reality, suspended, always in the balance between fiction and reality.

Silvia Camporesi was born in Forlì, where she lives and works, in 1973. She graduated in philosophy at the University of Bologna and is now considered one of the most original Italian artists in the field of photography. She has always been interested in revealing through photography the unexpressed gradient of places and things, their most secret side, far from the public gaze. Her works have been exhibited in museums and private galleries in Italy and abroad, and have been widely published. The Quaderni di Gente di Fotografia (Notebooks of Gente di Fotografia) are presented as a recognition map to move around the Italian photographic panorama.


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