"Noir et Blanc" is the first ever monograph to document Marco Delogu's entire career, from the 1980s to the present. Delogu's work is principally focused on portraiture, with series ranging from Cardinals, Roman Statues and Gypsies to Jockeys, Prison, Peasants and Shepherds, and has only recently shifted its emphasis from man to his surroundings, with a series of studies including "Two Migrations" and "Four Equestrian Studies", marking the first step towards the new sense of freedom that characertizes his latest work, "Natures". Delogu has always been interested in understanding the behavioural codes of different communities and has always sought visual and human depth. Consquently, the series of photographs that he has taken over the years do not merely probe different categories of people, but reveal the unique individuality of their subjects in a reciprocal exchange of glances.
In a gradual transition from black to white, the joyful moments of Delogu's "Natures" reveal a new innocence of the eye, seeking a fresh but always rigorous freedom and pure simplicity in visions that are independent of time, space and even the shot itself, which becomes almost evanescent and suggests paths extending beyond photography.
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(299mm x 240mm x 18mm)
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