Photo of the week – Giuseppe Pasquali – “Penitent Got Out Bus # 62″

“Penitent Got Out Bus # 62”

  • by Giuseppe Pasquali

This week, we are thrilled to present a work by Italian photographer Giuseppe Pasquali, to whom we express our warm thanks for his participation.

“Penitent Got Out Bus # 62”


© Giuseppe Pasquali

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  • About “Penitent Got Out Bus # 62”

This photo is part of “Walkin’ Talkin’ Blues in B/W”, a photographic project dedicated to the streets of Rome.

One summer early morning in 2009 I got out, camera in hand, to get some shots of Piazza San Pietro under a beautiful, warm light. There were long, strong shadows and no people around. As soon as I had parked my car not far from Via della Conciliazione a Bus stopped by and this man got out praying. I only had enough time to raise the camera and shoot two poses that he suddenly disappeared inside a nearby Church like a ghost.

Prof. Umberto Eco wrote: “A narrator should not supply interpretations of his work; otherwise he would have not written a novel, which is a machine for generating interpretations.” [Postscript to The Name of the Rose (1984)],

and a photo is as well an interpretation machine; so I will stay silent and act the part of that distant runner on the top left of this photography – one of the vertexes of the triangle that the gentle gods of photography submitted to my lucky eyes on that Sunday morning.

    Giuseppe Pasquali

  • Biographical note

  • Giuseppe Pasquali lives and works in Rome.

    He was born in Tuscany, Italy – in 1964.

    Street photography became his specialty since 1981, when he toured Italy in search of local traditional events and celebrations.

    He studied semiotics, foreign literatures and ancient indo-european languages at the University of Pisa and got a degree “magna cum laude” in Linguistics.

    He attended several street and creative photography workshops during his working experience in the United Kingdom.

    Federico Scianna, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Henry Cartier – Bresson, Mario Giacomelli were and are among his favourite photographers: their works have surely influenced his style.

    Some of his works have been and are currently exhibited in galleries and shows in Italy and abroad.

    Today he shoots mostly on assignement or self assigned projects (lifestyle, events and street) that are submitted to galleries and magazines.

An exhibition of 21 works of Giuseppe Pasquali titled “Vita Romana” is held at Kr-line Art Gallery in Brugge, Belgium, from April 3 to September 1, 2009.

Links about Giuseppe Pasquali

Stampfli & Turci – Art Dealers

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~ by Stampfli & Turci on May 18, 2009.

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