Road House, Australia (3)

  • Stefano Parisi
  • 2006
  • Inv. No. 264.15.10
  • Edition 30 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Paesaggio
Size S
33x50cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 

The Mount Ebenezer Road House is named after Ebenezer Flint, who, in 1871, contributed to enlarge the Overland Telegraph network in the Northern territories. The whole line was finished in the following year, allowing communications from Adelaide to Darwin and to the rest of the world. The photographer takes us to the threshold of the house, letting us imagine what we might find inside.
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.