The Moment Before
By Damiano Bonfitto
July 20 – October 4, 2016
Faculty Coordinator: Gianni Rossiello
Special thanks to: FUA Experiential Learning Journalism & Visual Communications students Monica Humphries, Krista Chalkley, and Lauren Petrie
About the Exhibition:
”A moment before” is the new Ganzo exhibition that opens July 20 and showcases 22 photos by Damiano Bonfitto. The exhibit calls attention to the instance before something happens: Bonfitto takes that moment and expands it to illuminate and freeze the situation, like hitting pause in a movie. The exhibit incorporates a series of objects and people: tattooed arms wrapped around another body, where the viewer is left to imagine what will happen next, or a silent phone on a white wall, waiting for a call that may never come or a call that could change someone’s life… The photos evoke different emotions, from anxiety to excitement, uncertainty is always on the wire: Will it happen? Will I like it? Who’s behind that door? The series puts hesitation on different moments of life, with perhaps an invitation to stop and think before making the final decision.
Damiano Bonfitto is from Valdisieve, an area just east of Florence, and he has been practicing photography for over 25 years. He has a Master’s Degree in Law and works in public administration. His passion started with a secondhand camera bought at a flea market: since then, he has taken pictures of people and the world around them. Damiano is member of the “Fotografi del Levante,” a photography association, which stimulated him to cultivate his interest in the field.
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