On the occasion of the celebrations for the Jubilee, SpazioFoto Credito Artigiano is organizing a photo exhibition devoted to the Basilica of Saint Peter in Vatican, which is universally regarded as the temple of Christianity. The basilica is observed and analyzed through the eye of a young photographer, Marco Anelli.
The exhibition collects 80 black and white pictures taken in the natural light. Anelli's photography offers a singular vision of the basilica, very different from the traditional iconography of that place. He neglected what is perceived through common people's eyes. By taking details out of the whole, he inferred the intimate essence of the space. There are also comprehensive pictures and photographs picturing the luminous space near the windows. Anelli's merit lies in the attention paid to the fragment, chosen only when it is independent from the surrounding space and its absolute value is intelligible.
Anelli revealed the hidden characters that people the basilica and are often obscured by the majesty of the architecture. He let bodies sculptured out of marble and human looks appear from shadow. Maybe, that's the secret of such a deep spirituality that pervades San Pietro.
The exhibition was already hosted at SpazioFoto San Fedele in Milan and at Credito Valtellinese Gallery in Sondrio.
The brochure, published by Silvana Editoriale, belongs to a series of special publications that illustrate the Vatican basilica and are kept in the Fabbrica di San Pietro
Anelli was born in 1968, in Rome, where he lives. He specialized in photography and black and white printing in Paris, where he stayed for a long time. Back to Rome, he started a long-lasting collaboration with Fabbrica di San Pietro photo office, which led to the publication of I Santi fondatori nella Basilica Vaticana and L'ombra e la luce nella Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano. In 1997, the Santa Cecilia National Academy entrusted him with the photo reportage of the 1997-98 and 1998-99 seasons. Since 1997, he has been collaborating with Agenzia Giornalistica Italia and Enicomunicazioni, documenting with Mimmo Jodice and Olivo Barbieri the restoration of San Pietro fašade in a book entitled La Pietra e il tempo, published in 1999.
For further information:
SpazioFoto Credito Artigiano, phone 055/218.641