Roma, Città di Mezzo
Guy Tillim's Roma, Città di Mezzo
was commissioned for FotoGrafia, the international photography festival of Rome, in 2009. The concertina-style book features essays by the curator, Marco Delogu, and Nicola-Louise Brandt. Delogu writes: 'Guy Tillim seeks a non-monumental Rome, a continuation of his previous project, Avenue Patrice Lumumba
... Africa is a gargantuan concept, as Ryszard Kapuscinski mentioned in a conversation when he participated in the first edition of FotoGrafia, and Africa is in Tillim's mind and eyes as he embarks on this project away from Africa. Tillim seeks the middle city, the middle light (the rainiest winter in years is a privilege for him); he seeks an idea born out of his extended watching of neo-realist cinema, which he re-elaborates in the field. In this middle city, the most complex thing is scale: how near, how far? Much lies in this strong tension of the quest for scale in the middle city, a city where Tillim is alone, free to think, to approach and to move away.'
Published by Punctum Press | 2009
Hardcover | ISBN 978-88-95410-29-6 | Unavailable