WHITE METAL

Companyfreelance
PhotographerMarco Bulgarelli
Entry Description

This project tells about the marriage between metal music and Christian religion. It shows the most important European and Italian festivals as well as the daily life of the protagonists of the Italian Christian metal scene. Christian metal, also known as White metal, is a form of heavy metal music usually defined by its message using song lyrics inspired to Christianity as well as the dedication of the band members to this religion. Metaphors are often used by some bands to keep their message hidden. The lyrical style changes depending on culture, denomination, and country.

About Photographer

BIOGRAPHY Marco Bulgarelli was born in Rome in 1973 where he works and lives. After the studies of history and geography at University "La Sapienza" of Rome and the studies for direction at Videoambiente, he attended the three-year master at the Roman School of Photography where he graduated in 2002 in reportage. The following months he documented for the magazine “Il Venerdì” di Repubblica the lives of the Children of Chernobyl in the orphanages in Belarus. He started his career in 2003 working for the weekly “L’Espresso“ dealing mainly with youth culture in Italy and urban and social transformations in European capitals. With his work "The Goths" he won the festival "Enzimi". In 2004 he realized "The consumer society", a survey on the world of consumption. From 2005 to 2007 he was represented by Corbis agency. Between 2005 and 2006 he works on a project about the various degrees of integration of the Chinese community in Italy. He published and exposed for National Geographic a reportage on stonecutters of the Chinese community in Italy, who live and work in the Monviso mountain. His interest in south Asia has led him first to Burma for a project about Buddhism and then in 2008 for several months to India, where he documented the present situation of the country: the emerging young middle class - the ecological problems of the Periyar river in Kerala - the iron ore mines in Bellary - the background of the economic boom in the informal working sector, focusing on the conditions of workers in the construction industry and the business of recycling electronic waste. He is currently engaged in a long-term project on the Danube. He collaborates with the most important Italian and international periodicals.