Camillo was born in Rome (1988). Only after completing his studies in political science and anthropology, he decided to devote himself entirely to photography. Nowadays, is mostly interested in personal and long-term projects and deals with...
What is the relationship between this kind of images and the viewer?
How to face and question the exoticizing and privileged Western point of view?
This work addresses the role of photojournalism in shaping the gaze and constructing collective imagination by exploring alternative representation strategies to counter the tropes and the cliché.
With Monsoons Never Cross The Mountains I develop a claustrophobic and eerie visual experience in which the frontiers between reality and perception blur through the eyes of the children.
A disputed land between India and Pakistan since 1947, Kashmir is today one of the most militarized zones in the world. Soon after gaining independence from the British Empire, the two countries fought a war over Kashmir until the end of 1948. In the same year, the United Nations Security Council adopted the Resolution 47, urging the preparation of a plebiscite in order to let the Kashmiri people decide whether to join India or Pakistan. No such plebiscite has ever been held.
Since the Nineties, Kashmir has been witnessing various political uprising against the Indian administration. Every time the Kashmiri people fought for azadi (“freedom”, in Urdu), their struggle has been silenced with blood. Despite the unpredictable new season of protests, repression and martyrs, the situation has still not changed. The systematic violation of human rights perpetrated by Indian security forces has filled the hearts of Kashmiri men and women with disillusionment, resentment and sorrow.
A visual journey through the struggle of the Kashmiri people, trapped in an endless season of sorrow while waiting for the spring of azadi. It is an attempt to depict the emotional landscape of the valley of Kashmir through the eyes of children, entangled in this cycle from the very beginning of their life.