Massimo Cristaldi was born in Catania (Italy) in 1970. After receiving a degree in Geology, he began managing international research projects. Art is the environment he grew up in and photography is the way he set his creative side free. The driving concern of his work is focused on traces that man and time carve over nature and things, representing effects and signs on “what remains”, with a particular interest to the “metaphor of the borders” (see more in the artist statement). He was awarded in many international photography competitions such as the International Photography Awards, the B&W Spider Awards, the Photography Masters Cup, the Travel Photographers Of the Year and the Prix de Photographie de Paris. Massimo has exposed in Europe and in the US, in solo and group shows and at photography festivals. He is represented by galleries in Belgium, France, UK and Italy. He lives and works both in Catania and Rome. Massimo’s photographs are part of the permanent collection of the George Eastman House, International museum of photography and Film in Rochester, NY (USA).
These are not winking postcards conveying a glossed-over Mediterranean image of land and art and ancient history in perfect harmony. No, these are spaces re-conquered, wounds in the present, delirious projections into the future.
A conceptual view of landscapes and seascapes at night that are used by immigrants from North Africa seeking new chances in Italy and Europe.
's night photography captures the "islands of light" surrounding US military housing complexes in Italy, and the symbolic struggle of light and dark.