Michael Bonfigli

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Location: washington dc
Nationality: usa
Biography: Michael Bonfigli is a Washington DC based photojournalist, a former Peace Corps volunteer (Honduras 85-88) with a masters degree in education. He has over 20 years of experience photographing a wide range of topics around the world for... read on
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Credits: michael bonfigli
Updated: 05/08/20
Anamnesis
I photographed this body of work in Arles, France in the Spring of 2018. It was where I departed from the more photojournalistic way of capturing moments objectively and from a neutral point of view. Instead, I explored my painful memories, psychological and physical trauma, uncovering raw emotions that seem to bring forth more questions than answers. This has led to a freer approach to the way I photograph. It has now become a personal journey where I have a strong point of view, I am figuratively and literally in my photographs. When I don’t feel a little bit afraid of what I will uncover, I know the images are probably not going work.
I was constantly investigating, uncovering and searching from the past, at the same time aware of my emotions and feelings at every turn. With every press of the shutter, I would feel deeply, experimenting, getting closer to my subjects and myself at the same time. Once that intimate connection was formed I would adjust to those places inside me that I usually fear to go.
We tend to see memories as what happened in the past. For me, Anamnesis is a way that the events are made present again. I become more aware, more understanding and freer as I grow into this new way of seeing and photographing the world. 
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Portraits in the Bamboo Forest

By Michael Bonfigli
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Isolation During Coronavirus

By Michael Bonfigli
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Tegucigalpa, Honduras 2009

By Michael Bonfigli
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Miskito Coast Honduras

By Michael Bonfigli — Lobster Divers of the Miskito Coast       Lobster diving came to the northern Coast of..
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Protests 2017-2019

By Michael Bonfigli / Washington DC
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Anamnesis

By Michael Bonfigli — Anamnesis I photographed this body of work in Arles, France in the Spring of 2018. It was where I departed..
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Mexico: Baja California

By Michael Bonfigli — A series of photos I made while vacationing in Baja California, Mexico with my son in 2013. 
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Nicaragua

By Michael Bonfigli
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Vietnam

By Michael Bonfigli
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Mt. Pleasant Street

By Michael Bonfigli
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