Alfonso De Gregorio is an Italian photographer based in Dubai and two-times winner of the Allard Prize Photography Competition. At the intersection of fine arts and documentary, his idea of photography is to raise powerful and political questions about the world we live in. He believes that photography succeeds in doing so when it spotlights social, cultural, and environmental realities, and provides us with new perspectives and lenses for interpreting where we stand.
His photography can be understood as process-based conceptual-documentary photography. Using his technologist background, Alfonso researches or develops novel photographic processes. After evaluating their narrative power, he explores a subject-matter worth to be addressed and develops a concept. The final project is the result of the combination of the photographic process and the concept, backed by his craft.
In his latest projects, Alfonso has been repurposing imaging technology for doing video surveillance to the photographic space that lays at the intersection of fine-arts and documentary. He intends to turn surveillance technology towards himself, to record in his images the resulting introspective investigations. In so doing, he intends to address wider realities that also the viewers may have experienced personally.