Seravezza Fotografia 2012
Versilia is also his work base, from where he left to shoot the Chechen Warriors in 1995. Portraits of warriors during the confict against the powerful Red Army, realized in a portable photographic studio, with flash units and backgrounds, as they where posing in an Hollywood set. So it is that, looking at the photographs, many people doesn’t realize if they were actors or real warriors. This was the first time a photographer sat up a studio during the fightings.
A section of the exhibition will be about North Vietnam. During that war, Romano Cagnoni was the first non-communist photographer to be invited in the communist North Vietnam. Reviewing those pictures taken in 1965, Cagnoni was touched by the great humanity, grace and gentleness of a people suffering from american bombing.