EXHIBITION <i>BLANCO</i><br>BY ITALIAN PHOTOGRAPHER STEFANO DE LUIGI

EXHIBITION BLANCO
BY ITALIAN PHOTOGRAPHER STEFANO DE LUIGI

THE VIZUALIZATOR FESTIVAL

16 - 29 November 2023

WORKSHOP, STEFANO DE LUIGI

Four-time World Press Photo winner and member of VII, photographer Stefano De Luigi utilises photography as a tool to explore various forms of visual manipulation. Through his committed and reflective projects, he encourages the public to form a critical and independent vision.

With his work on blindness entitled “Blanco 2003/10,” Stefano De Luigi delves into the metaphor of not seeing. He arrives at a point that mirrors the perspective of all artists working with images, juxtaposing the lives of the blind with the idea that those who cannot see might actually perceive much more, and better, than those with normal vision but are incapable of truly “seeing.”

De Luigi’s objective seems to challenge the traditional concept of sight as the sole mode of perception and understanding of the world. He suggests that the lack of physical vision does not necessarily imply a limitation in the profound understanding of reality. On the contrary, he argues that those without sight might develop a more acute, intense, and profound perception of the surrounding world through other senses and modes of perception.

His reflection appears to invite consideration of “vision” not solely as the physical act of seeing with the eyes but as a broader concept encompassing the deep understanding and perception of reality, regardless of the senses used. This work suggests that true “vision” surpasses the physical act of seeing and can be attained through other forms of perception and understanding as well.