Neemrana

  • Pietro Cardoso
  • 2013
  • Inv. No. 348.16.02
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Architettura
Size M
60x40cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
 
60x40cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Showcase frame Mounting
 
Size L
120x80cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 

The city of Neemrana is unveiled through its most common and everyday-life aspects, far from the monumental and opulent architectures that are its most known characteristic. Gazing through a portal, whose decorations on the top feature good luck symbols, the viewer is projected toward a courtyard. The viewer’s attention is drawn to the strong chromaticism of the clothing hanging in the sun – an essential element of the Indian culture, whose highest expression is the Festival of Colours.
Pietro Cardoso fell in love with photography as a boy. During secondary school he lived in England in the summer months in order to learn the language, and in this way he began to use his camera to capture moment of collectivity and solitude, training as an autodidact. In the numerous journeys which he undertook he became interested in landscapes and portraits: the talent scouts of National Geographic became aware of his work, and as such Cardoso took part in important training programmes for youths in India and China, organised by the same globally acclaimed organisation. So,with some other students of different nationality, he gained the opportunity to practice directly in the field and to come into contact with particular culture sand people, colours and environments. After having obtained his high school diploma in classical studies with excellent results, he was accepted to SOAS University in London in 2014 to start a new path of studies in Anthropology. He continues to study new field of photographic art, experimenting with diverse techniques and new instruments, influenced by the creative spirit of the British capital. Until today Cardoso identifies unit still photography as his main passion and field of action. Infact, the cinematographic set is the ideal environment for the creativity of the artist: he takes photos during the production and the shooting of films, and in fact he regularly collaborates with the London Film School.