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Borders, Large Edition - Limited Edition 2 of 3 Photograph

Alberto Alicata

Italy

Photography, Black & White on Paper

Size: 35.4 W x 47.2 H x 0 D in

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What is true beauty? The photographic project Borders developed from this question to reflect on theaesthetic meaning of the most widespread images today, regarding the outer appearance ofshapes, with a particular focus on the appearance of women. Portraits of women, with different facial characteristics, origins andculture, appear deconstructed and reconstructed through the idea of the collage. For every shot, each model is photographed alongside clippings torn from from someof the most important global fashion magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue – themagazines that suggest models of feminine beauty. This brings into focusthe boundary between the ‘ideal’ of the models in the torn magazine clippings superimposed on thephotographs, and the ‘real’, represented by the photographed women themselves. The end result will be a single image, a single face, that emerges from the encounter and the overlap between how one is and appears in reality and what one aspires to be and would like to resemble. Border line beauty is a way of reflecting on the beauty canons of human beings, I suggest a disruption of a standard portrait in order to reach another idea of beauty, increasingly unconventional and characterised by the acceptance of other features, of a contamination that deconstructs stereotypes and helps us see places and people in a new way, going beyond, and visually transcending, borders.

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Photography Print:Black & White on Paper

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:1

Size:35.4 W x 47.2 H x 0 D in

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Mixing fine-art and fashion photography, Alberto Alicata, creates a fine balance of contemporary creativity. Him work centres on a fusion of traditional imagery and pop motifs, interweaving in a surreal composition. Alberto (b. 1983, Palermo) is an Italian fashion and fine art photographer based in Italy. Graduated at Centro Romano di Fotografia e Cinema di Roma​ (Roman Center of Photography and Cinema) now lives between Milan and Sicily. His works has been published worldwide on Wired, Elle Italia, Vanity Fair, theGuardian, Telegraph, L'Oeil De La Photographie, SkyArte, Internazionale, CBS, Donna Moderna, Corriere della Sera, American Photo, il Fotografo, Kiplinger and Switch Magazine, among others. His artworks has been exposed in galleries in Italy, England, China, Germany, Slovakia, USA. In 2015, the MAXXI – National Museum of XXI Century - chose him along with other 10 young Italians photographer in Italy for a Masterclass with internationally renowded photographer Mustafa Sabbagh. Has won many international competitions, including, in 2016, the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards for Iconic B project.

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