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.
The mother of a high school student enrolled in the US National Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps said, "Whenever he puts on his uniform, I no longer see my son."
Raw, unvarnished, straight from the night-lit corners of Harlem, New York. In the artist's own words, "Photography is a dissemination point for me to say that there is beauty in everyone."
These complex multimedia installation pieces attempt to unravel the controversial custom of foot-binding and reinterpret it for a contemporary audience.
Uncanny, cruel, queasy, creepy, wonderful — all of these words fail to capture the haunting feeling of the images in this great new photobook — Enjoy!