02 Feb, 2022
focused on cities on the verge of a change, with each cityrepresenting a chapter. The first is Naples, the second Romeand the third is focuses on Istanbul. We’re interested in placeswhere deep political and social mutations create multiple partedmicrocosms. The exploration of these monadic realities, madeof human beings and places, is for us extremely exciting andrewarding. Cities combine the seduction of the “lieu”, expressedin open landscapes, secluded or domestic views and the powerof humanity in a constant interaction. A “domino effect” bringsus in contact with people giving us access to their lives, privateworlds, unexpected and evocative situations. The editing andsequencing part is then a revealing process for all our works.Pictures taken in very different environments, just byconnecting each other give access to stories otherwiseunimaginable. In particular, we believe that diptychs and theinteraction of the images shed a new and unexpected light overthe pictures, revealing both the complexity and the hiddenlayers of the story photographed. This whole approach is aneffective way to induce thoughts and reflections, whiletriggering the viewer inner panorama of experiences.
Jean-Marc Caimi & Valentina Piccinni collaborate for projects focused both on documentary and more personal photography. Their works are regularly featured in the press worldwide and are exhibited in galleries and festivals in Europe and Asia. The duo published five books, “Rhome” (winner of FUAM Dummy Book Award 2018 and shortlisted in PHotoEspaña prize for best photobook of the year 2019), “The Burning Plain”, “Forcella”, “Same Tense” & “Daily Bread”. With their last project “Güle Güle” they are shortlisted in Luma Dummy Book Award 2019, they received a Special Mention in Kassel Dummy Book Award and won the 2019 Sony WPO Awards in the Discovery category.