Road House, Australia (2)

  • Stefano Parisi
  • 2006
  • Inv. No. 264.15.09
  • Edition 30 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Interni
Size S
33x50cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting

Stefano Parisi took up photography when he was very young, as a way torecord his travels around the world. In 2006, he was in Australia – theprotagonist of this picture. Rather than a wild and unlimited Australian landscape,however, we see an everyday place where people come and go, where the human presenceis signaled but not shown. In the café of a remote petrol station, thephotographer highlights the ordinary life of these places.
Working close to reportage in terms of style, Stefano Parisi entered the world of photography twenty years ago, with numerous exhibitions and publications devoted to illustrating countries outside Europe. He never lost the spirit for documentation and even his shots that are specifically art-related maintain their testimonial vein, made even more dramatic by the use of black and white.
He participated in various solo and collective shows in Italy, such as Leggermente. Modi e luoghi della lettura (2009), staged in collaboration with Gianni Maffi and Pino Ninfa. Parisi appeared in Photographie Magazine and Pio Tarantini devoted an insightful presentation to him for the Intorno al cibo. Luoghi e persone negli USA exhibition of 2007, revealing the powerful realism of his shots, which are not only social documents but also clear-eyed exposés. Juxtaposed with the work of Robert Frank, these pictures achieve their objective: stealing moments of everyday life to render an image that cannot possibly leave us untouched.