PHOTOGRAPHY AND CATASTROPHE. Antonio Di Cecco in dialogue with the collections of the Photo Library

antonio di cecco

Antonio Di Cecco was born in L’Aquila in 1978. He continues to live and work in the town. He graduated in Building Engineering-Architecture with a thesis on Architectural Composition. He has devoted his career to the photography of architecture and of townscape, focusing his research in particular on the analysis of processes of modification of places and the relation between man and territory, with a specific interest in the mountain environment.

Since 2015 he has conducted research at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz in the context of the project Storia dell’arte e catastrofi, developing his own investigation into the representation of post-disaster landscapes as part of the interdisciplinary research groups L’Aquila as a Post-Catastrophic City (2015) and Topologie del terremoto: Emilia (2016). In the same institutional framework he is currently involved, together with Giovanna Ceniccola (Arch., Ph.D.), in the project Paesaggio culturale dell’Appennino sismico, an experimental project aimed at investigating in the field the forms of habitation in the Apennine areas of Central Italy, correlated with the main seismic events of the last fifty years.

In 2013 he published the volume In pieno vuoto. Uno sguardo sul territorio aquilano (Rome: Peliti Associati), edited by Benedetta Cestelli Guidi and with texts by Laura Moro.
His works have been exhibited in Italian and international events, and in personal and collective exhibitions.
His latest project, Forme di Paesaggio. Lucania 2018, already displayed at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Hamburg, will shortly be exhibited at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Munich (6 December 2018 - 22 February 2019).

The photographic projects of Antonio Di Cecco represented in the online exhibition Photography and Catastrophe comprise: In pieno vuoto. Uno sguardo sul territorio aquilano (2009/2011); Topologie del terremoto: Emilia (2015/2016); Cartografie del tempo (2015/in progress); Appennino sismico (2016/in progress); Conseguenze dello spazio (2018/in progress).

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