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For our monthly photographic focus, we will be directing our attention towards Looking For Art Gallery, one of Milan’s newest and youngest galleries, which hosts a variety of young artists whom experiment with a wide range of different media. Within this platform’s roster we will be taking a closer look to the works of three photographers: Martina Zanni, Giulia Reggiani and Lorenzo Barbieri Hermitte. 

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Martina Zanni was born in 1997 in Mede, a small town near Pavia. Ever since she discovered her interest towards photography, Zanni has been researching those amenities that characterized her childhood, giving attention to those narrations that find a strong relation with the bucolic context she was raised in. Her memories and past experiences combine into her visual research, which brings the viewer into the small town of Mede, enabling him, or her, to get in contact with the personal and intimate point of view which belongs to the artist’s inner imagery. If we look, for instance, at her work “Dust” (2016), we may understand how the artist uses repetition to create a feeling of empathy and to express a specific timeframe, which often enacts a moment of reminiscence of a childhood memory. 


Dust, 2016 by Martina Zanni. Courtesy Looking For Art.


Lumen 2.0, 2017 by Martina Zanni. Courtesy Looking For Art.


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Remaining still within the moment and capturing the essence of a specific instant, Giulia Reggiani, class 1996, is another young photographer which focuses her research on those details and elements that belong to her true inner vision. Raised in Bergamo, Reggiani discovers the medium of photography during her later studies and is enchanted by the opportunity that a photographer has to capture a single frame, or detail, that belongs to that single moment of inspiration. “I photograph only what catches my eye, what strikes me and inspires me, those moments that give me emotions or that I consider rare and unique”, explains the artist when speaking about the elements that influence her choice in terms of subjects and approach to the image and its composition. Focusing for a moment on one of her works titled “Dieci” (2019), we may understand the artist’s interest towards detail and composition, while discovering her fascination for a number of symbols which belong to the Italian visual imagery. 


Dieci by Giulia Reggiani. Courtesy Looking For Art.


Chalet, 2019 by Giulia Reggiani. Courtesy Looking For Art.


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Furthermore, into detail and composition, still coming from the roster of Looking For Art Gallery (Milano) and always using the medium of photography, is Lorenzo Barbieri Hermitte. Born in 1992, in Milano, and raised in London, Barbieri Hermitte has studied graphic communication for most of his professional career, before returning to Italy, in 2017, and finding his expressive channel within the art of photography. During his everyday life experience, the streets and settings which he lives in, act as a powerful inspiration for his vision, which focuses mainly on a timeless dimension and on the moments of recollection that can be found within stillness. Barbieri Hermitte explains that he is inspired by “everything that interests me, fascinates me, scares me and, above all, reminds me that I am alive and witnessing these beautiful phenomena”; a specific subjective matter which puts him in dialogue with a vast number of young photographers whom focus on the element of detail and recollection within quietude. In order to understand his relation with the aforementioned photgraphers, we may glance at his work “Guanti (Un Vecchio Paese)” (2019), in which the simplicity of the subject and the attention to detail, allow the viewer to get in touch with a feeling of belonging to an Italian referential background. 


Guanti (Un Vecchio Paese), 2019 by Lorenzo Barbieri Hermitte. Courtesy Looking For Art.


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Photography is often useful, as previously said, to capture moments of stillness and specific features concerning a chosen subject. Within the Italian vivid hatchery, we must look closely in order to unveil the common narratives that intertwine between our country’s young emerging artistic personas.


Cover image: Horizon (Strangers From The Shadows) by Lorenzo Barbieri Hermitte. Courtesy Looking For Art.

Written by MS

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