From 2004 to 2014 Pietro Paolini (Florence, 1981) traveled through South America to observe and immortalize the social and political change taking place in Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela during the presidencies of Evo Morales, Rafael Correa and Hugo Chavez. He walked a lot, crossed states, met peoples and ethnic groups, tracing his documentary journey equipped with the only means able to build memory, to allow him, through his lens, to welcome, gather and guard what the day, the population and events would offer to his gaze and his testimony. In documenting the landscape and daily life in the countries of the new Latin American socialism, Pietro Paolini grasped the fervent and revolutionary complexity of these territories, highlighting the contradictions of evolving socio-political realities, of peoples ready to start radical changes, fighting for the progress and for the construction of their contemporary identities.
Design by Underbau.
Winner of Landskrona & Breadfield dummy award 2018.