2nd Place 2020 / Portfolio

Cryptic Venus

  • Prizes
    Gold in Portfolio/Fine Art, 2nd Place winner in Portfolio
  • Photographer
    Nicoletta Cerasomma

The main characters and subjects of this project are women from Lucca, feminine figure that shaped their lives based on their will. Doing so, they deprived themselves of their own identity in order to become symbolic icons the reflection of the society they lived in. What I want to represent is their stories and plumb the depth of their legacy that still affects our cultural heritage. Starting from the idea of community, this project aims to dig the stereotypes and their emblematic function, seeking especially the deepest fear men have to face during their lives and the necessity of belonging.

My work is bound up in an ambiguous and cinematic image-making that borders the real and the fantastic. My approach to photography provokes contemplation and reconfiguration of common place subjects via playful revelation of the bizarre and the uncanny. Born in Lucca, I learned to see photographically during my travels around the world. I studied photography with training courses at Fondazione Studio Marangoni in Florence to qualify my knowledges.