CESURA
We are a photo collective, publishing house and lab based in Italy since 2008. While we undergo extensive changes we are pleased to announce our new members and share our latest work.

Members

Arianna Arcara
Francesco Bellina
Stefania Bosso
Teresa Dalle Carbonare
Maria Elisa Ferraris
Chiara Fossati
Giacomo Liverani
Alex Majoli
Claudio Majorana
Gabriele Micalizzi
Valentina Neri
Andy Rocchelli
Alessandro Sala
Giorgio Salimeni
Luca Santese
Marco P. Valli
Marco Zanella
Alex Zoboli

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Il Corpo Del Capitano / The Captain’s body

Il Corpo Del Capitano / The Captain’s body

by Luca Santese & Marco P. Valli

In 2018, photographers Luca Santese and Marco P. Valli documented the birth of the so-called Third Republic in a critical-satirical way. After the end of the First Conte Government, their research focused on Matteo Salvini - the political leader of the Italian Lega - and center-right forces. His voters call him “The Captain”. Salvini’s propaganda style is highly innovative: he is constantly photographing himself, his daily life and his body, to come across as a ‘man of the people’. “The Captain’s Body” relies on an organic and detailed documentation of Salvini’s activities that openly and radically hinders the way Salvini portrays himself. His likeable, colourful, “pop” aesthetics is opposed by a rigorous black and white, obscure and dystopic. Such an inversion doesn’t just concern the photographs’ style, but also their narrative sequence. Salvini has shown the ability to embody dozens of different roles: from “Padanian” to Italian nationalist, from family man to boyfriend, from gluttonous to supporter, from scraper driver to sweatshirt wearer, thus allowing the study of a multitude of bodies converging into one: the Captain’s Body.

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CESURA AT SI FEST 2020

This year Cesura will be part of SI FEST Storie, Memorie, Visioni and SI FEST OFF 11, with a wide program of exhibitions, talks and guided tours. The festival will be open on:

  • September 18th: 6 pm - 12 am
  • September 19th: 9/24 hours
  • September 20th: 9/21 hours
  • September 26th: 10/19 a.m.
  • September 27th: 10/19 am
  • October 3rd: 10/19 am
  • October 4th: 10/19 am

Click below for the full program:

CIAO VITA MIA EXHIBITION BY ARIANNA ARCARA AND CLAUDIO MAJORANA

INTERLUDIO EXHIBITION AT SIFEST OFF 11 BY CESURA GROUP

PORTFOLIO LECTURES

BOOK PRESENTATION IL CORPO DEL CAPITANO - THE CAPTAIN’S BODY BY LUCA SANTESE AND MARCO P. VALLI

CESURA PUBLISH STAND