Vision from another world

Alessandro Rizzi

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From Tokyo to Berlin, an extraordinary collection of urban landscapes. Text by Andrea Alai and Maria Pace Ottieri.

ISBN: 978 88 89431 42 9

In Beijing as well as New York, Las Vegas and London, the stories of people living in megalopolises are all alike, all searching for a quiet life in places where everything springs out of a surreal thought or emotion. Thus, these places, full of sensory and emotional stimuli, end by turning into amplifiers of solitudes and frustrations or at least of an unexplainable desire for tranquil ordinariness...
Vision from another world is the first book of Alessandro Rizzi, who perfected his art during his many travels throughout Europe and the Middle East. After having worked with reportage photography on Romanian miners and Palestinian refugees in the Lebanon, Alessandro Rizzi presents in the book his research on megalopolises of the world, from New York to Las Vegas, from London to Tokyo, from Beijing to Shanghai. Rizzi’s photographs seem images from another planet, as they narrate cities from a perspective far away from usual stereotypes. The other world emerging from Rizzi’s photos bypasses the accumulation of matter and chaos we are used to identify cities’ sprawling with, as they are invaded by millions of special effects lacerating our senses, and inhabited by subjects revealing a novel mystical vision of these places as temples of modern man.
Alessandro Rizzi was born in the province of Reggio Emilia in 1973. At 21 he discovered photography and travel, first in Europe, then in the Middle East. In the 90’s he worked for the EEC Cultural Commission. In 1999 he started a project on social changes in the Balkan countries, ten years after the fall of the Berlin wall. In 2002 he received the Prize 3M as best Italian photographer under 30.
language:Italiano / English pages: 112 illustrations: 50 binding: hardback release: fall 2006
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