“Architectural and anthropological research along the banks of the River Po, conscious of the landscape but focusing primarily on where people live. Pile-dwellings, barges and flatboats resembling beached whales.
Homes suspended in a world apart. Details on the edge of the city, exposed because the focal point – the dwellings beside the mighty watercourse. Homes torn between the constantly moving mass and a natural human desire for roots; between the tales of a never-ending story and the metaphorical signs of a time gone but not forgotten. Exploring a landscape shaped by the force of the River Po.”
This is how Ettore Moni describes his photographic project, currently – until 11 April – on display in Parma. The photographs in this series were taken with a view camera and have not been retouched.
Ettore Moni (Parma, 1967) has lived and worked extensively in New York as a fashion photographer and producing nude and portrait studies. His work has been published in D – La Repubblica, Anna, Kult, Sport&Street, Sportswear International and Pig. He has recently turned his attention to Italian history and landscape.