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Mauro Curti – Riturné

Stories 2022 Shortlist

By July 7, 2022July 14th, 2022Stories 2022

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Riturné (Come Back in Piedmontese language) is an exploration of the own inner self through the return to the hometown. The province of Cuneo, in the northern Italian region of Piemonte, seeing it with new eyes after many years living out of the country. The need to establish a new connection with it.

This project is a research on the relationship between man and territory, the own personal conflicts, the idea of family and belonging. Is the reality in which I grew up with its places, people and beliefs.

Memory, absence, home. What is gone and what sooner or later will also disappear.

Growing up in a small village, close to the Alps, my peasant background and love for nature have been guiding my interests and my steps as a photographer towards themes linked to the rural landscape and all forms of life related to nature. The everyday and the ordinary life in a creative process influenced by being outdoors and exploring my own environment, without any geopolitical boundaries.

Riturné is the attempt to maintain and preserve a living connection with a past that is becoming history.

Freezing small fragments before they melt. Because everything is impermanent.

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