TOKYO-2020 People / Life Style

Human Palermo

  • Prize
    Silver in People/Life Style
  • Photographer
    Andrea Guarneri

Human Palermo is a long-term photographic project started in 2017, with which I want to tell about the relationship between Palermo (Sicily), my own city, and its inhabitants (Palermitans) and their faces. In all the faces I see the habit that the city has to suffering and endurance, marked as it is by the countless conquests and dominations suffered. Beneath the cynical and ironic mask, the most intimate aspect is hidden: the city is deeply melancholic and disenchanted, and its soul is timelessly impressed in the faces of the Palermitans, in a two-way relationship and indissoluble identity.