Pagoda

  • Samir Khadem
  • 2014
  • Inv. No. 67.15.06
  • Edition 30 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Architettura
Size M
40x60cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 
53x80cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 
Size L
66x100cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 
66x100cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 

The word ‘pagoda’ first appeared in a Portuguese text dated 1516. The etymology of the word is uncertain, but according to several Buddhist, Sanskrit and Sinhalese sources, it refers to a tower with several tiers, each of which has its own roof, and it is usually quadrangular or octagonal. Mainly used for religious purposes – though not exclusively – this structure commonly found in China, Korea, Japan and Nepal took shape in the photographer’s mind when he stood before a contemporary architectural complex in the heart of Milan. The blue background of an Italian sunset and the glimmer of the streetlights turning on at dusk enter the scene of a glass theatre until a dazzling spectacle of lights – some warm, some cold – begins.
Samir Khadem, photographer of Syrian origins, has always been passionate about images and technology. Since 2010, after a 10-year experience in the field of communication, he has devoted himself to art photography. Continuing to experiment with new styles and approaches, he has developed an eclectic eye, able to address different types of photography with a focus on modern architecture and street photography. After the first publication in the magazine T. Generation (# 56), in 2013 the magazine Digital Camera chooses one of his shots for the cover and dedicates to him an in-depth interview. The following year he publishes his photographs in Nikon Special - Photo Professional France and in Nikon Special - N photography Italy. Recommended by the Artistic Committee of the Park Association Arese Borromeo in 2013, he launches his career with the exhibition Reflections at the gallery Bazzini15 Milan. The exhibition is followed in 2014 by the participation in the collective exhibition at Assab One of Milan and a permanent exhibition at Art Cafe Pleasure (Milan). As a true ‘urban hunter’, as he likes to call  himself,  he explores new techniques of shooting and post-production, directing his photographic research towards a continuous improvement. In 2014 he won the prestigious First Prize Gold Plate in the Photography Prize "Arte" section by Cairo Editore in Milan.