Port Au Prince, Haiti, Bambino con banana

  • Massimo Sartori
  • 1973
  • Inv. No. 378.16.04
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Ritratto, Persone
Size S
50x33cm Dimensions
Inkjet pigmented print on paper Hahnemuhle Technique
Showcase frame Mounting

During his artistic research Sartori confronts himself with many extra European realities, which he has always described with an honest and spontaneous gaze. His photos can be understood as moments of life, fleeting and unique. The spontaneity of every picture is the most striking element, in particular in the portraits. Sartori’s expressive style, emphasized by the use of black and white, cannot be ascribed to the methods of straight photography, born in opposition to pictoralism and distinguishing itself for visual spontaneity and truth instyle.
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.