The Body as Dream series
is based on the certainty
that our reality exists
because we’ve given it a name,
that our representation of the world
is as important
as its existence a priori
and that we,
along with the world we’re a part of,
are defined by our words.
is a continual repetition of words
which form an entirety
of illegible signs
that envelop the skin,
cover and replace it.
Light or ponderous, winking or solemn,
all of these images represent
the same curious astonishment
at what we are.
— Marco Ambrosi and Monica Dengo
Editor's Note: You can listen to photographer Marco Ambrosi speaking about his work in a four-minute audio interview with Jim Casper.
Simple, elegant compositions which evoke the depth of feeling that photography can render visible in the everyday objects around us.
Over half a million refugees reached the shores of Lesvos in 2015, fleeing war and persecution, seeking a better life for their families. This series of touching portraits breaks down the filter of distance, offering an emotional connection with the subjects and a glimpse into their lives and shattered pasts.