Leticia, Amazzonia Colombiana, Bambino con macete

  • Massimo Sartori
  • 1973
  • Inv. No. 378.16.03
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Ritratto, Persone

Sartori’s photographic research results in a story of places and emotions, stories and faces that are imprinted indelibly in our minds. The photographer comes into direct contact with the subject portrayed here, conveying to us – through these eyes looking at the camera – his thoughts, his hopes and fears. It is precisely the dark eyes of this child to attract our attention, the intensity of which cannot leave us indifferent.
Now a landscape photographer, in his long career as a professional photographer, Sartori has gone through many phases, experimenting with techniques and styles. He started by portraying female subjects to exalt their beauty, but he abandoned this artistic project to dedicate himself to the form of the natural landscape. Sartori loves to travel with the objective of portraying the reality with which he interacts through portraits of people who are never posing. In this way here presents that which he defines as «a universal sentiment which unites us all despite ethnic diversity». In March 2015, the photographer organised an exhibition in collaboration with Ennio Ciaccia at Ca’ dei Carraresi, which proved very successful. In 2016 he is back with the personal exhibition, Live, in which he collects black and white shots which tell the story of the journeys he made in over forty years of activity. In the shots presented in the exhibition the artist let himself be influenced by the greatest figures of the tradition of straight-photography.