Pride, Devotion and Society: from misery to prosperity, a look back over 40 years of Catholic processions in social Torino (1980-2018)
The processions of the Madonnas of the Consolata and of the Ausiliatrice 1980-2018. The project covers 40 years of social history in Turin (Italy), seen through the observation of the devotion of Catholics, manifested by the processions of the two main Catholic groups, Madonna dell’Ausiliatrice, of the Salesian, and the Madonna della Consolata.
The identity of a city is largely based on its popular food. New York recognizes the pastrami of Katz’s Deli and the frankfurters of Nathan’s Famous the living icons of its traditional food from over 100 years. These photos explore the life of these popular food landmarks.
work in progress project Buenos Aires, urban and social landscape (2016-2020)
Launched in 2016, the project is focused on exploring the urban landscape of Buenos Aires, its memories, wounds and scars, and its relationship with the urban life. At the moment several thousand of photos are on the way to be selected and edited. The project is expected to be completed in 2022. The photos shown in the portfolio are just a sample of the job in progress.
Born in 1959 in Torino, Italy.
Entrepreneur, architect, photographer. Graduated in architecture and MBA. My photography is focused on society, politics, economics, social behavior, urban transformation and architecture.
In 2016 I founded Reperta.org with the aim of collecting and developing projects and stories of documentary photography. I live in Torino and spend part of my time in Buenos Aires.
2018. Urbanistica, issue 161, magazine of the Istituto Nazionale di Urbanistica, photos for Moscow report section. 2019. Buenos Aires: portrait of the city, in AREA international architectural magazine, issue 162, full section.
2019. Muestra tu herida — Homenaje a Joseph Beuys, group exhibition, Quema La Nave, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1980. Venice Carnival photo exhibition, with Sergio Ganovelli, Circolo L’Uovo, Torino, Italy
My name is Alberto Landi, I have been shooting since I was a child in the sixties and I started with an AGFA bellows camera from a great-aunt.
I do documental photography. Photography for me is a strong tool to understand, know and connect with what is around me and with my ideas and explorations. Investigate archetypes, symbols and signs in order to evoke situations and activate reflections in the people who view the images is the purpose.
In 2016 I founded REPERTA (www.reperta.org), a project that aims to connect photographs with their stories (the motto is “giving the photos some sense”).
In this current phase I am focused on representing theintermediate city between center and suburbs – and the relationships with symbols and people – that is, the interaction between individuals and places defined by human intervention and history in this special part of the city. All this in a space-time context.