Almost wild

PhotographerValeria Scrilatti
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryRome, Italy
Photo Date2011-2013
Technical Infodigital photographs
Entry Description

Reducing the unknown to the known is the aim of every act of knowledge and every experience, from mythology to science, but it is also typical of Western civilization to perform this kind of reductive operation by distorting and weakening the object of our attention, absorbing and misrepresenting it, so that it is often reduced to the level of a commodity or mere entertainment. The zoo is in fact a kind of theme park where life is taken away from our everyday experience and is hermetically closed off and vacuum-packed inside the box of a vulgar and low-quality spectacle.

About Photographer

I studied Photography and Visual Arts at Florence Libera Accademia di Belle Arti. I took part in various exhibitions in Italy and abroad. My research focuses primarily on landscape, each project aims to investigate the relationship between territory and individual identity, from which inner stories of contemporary can surface. I worked on the issues of environmental sustainability, alternative lifestyles, zoological landscape and, recently, I documented social issues in the Balkans, resulting from the conflicts of the ’90s and still remained unresolved. The ongoing project, "Buried paradise", focuses on building speculation and massive anthropization on the Mediterranean coasts. I currently live and work in Rome.