Souvenir is a poetry collection divided into five sections.
Souvenir, from French “to come to mind”, evokes the ability to remember in a tangible way: distant thoughts in space and time that come in faces, objects, and places.
Lorenzo Cianchi’s poetic and photographic images, selected by CESURA collective, explore narrative duplicity to convey immediacy.
The five booklets, protected in a slipcase, remind us of the accordion-style folding postcards, that were very popular until a few years ago and can be read individually or as stages of human life. From birth to death, passing through youth and maturity: the childish levity, the preadolescence, the difficulty of deciphering desire, the sense of lack. Poetic words welcome photography; together, they become postcards from emotional places that dwell the human.
Poems on one side and photographs on the other: a eulogy to the anisotropic ways people feel, believing that literature – unlike reality – doesn’t necessarily need an end.
Edited by Boîte Editions and Cesura Publish.
First edition of 120 copies
Printed in Italy, November 2022
Texts by Lorenzo Cianchi
Photos by Cesura
Translations by Federica Duani
Design by Valentina Bigaran
53,9 x 38,5 in / 13,7 x 9,8 cm
8 pages each booklet, 40 photos