Siena. Elegant. Magnificent tradition. But here, in the “now” of these pictures, is the raw, disheartened, and anxious underside of elegance and tradition. The contradiction between “then and now” is here represented by places and people that are not often noticed, and here their countenance often includes a sense of loss, loneliness, a feeling of something powerfully uneasy, a sense of naked emotion. But Life keeps on being Life, and not one of us is unimportant. The price of poetry is “acceptance,” and the price of tenderness is compassion. It is the quality of attention that awards a subject importance. In this work there is a chosen stylistic of urgency and immediacy used to phrase the vision in which the poetry of all the represented realities is not etched with detail, but with emotion. Some of these photographs haunt me, and for that I thank Federico Pacini. Essay by Burk Uzzle
Federico Pacini was born at 03:15 AM on 24th October 1977. Uses photography as a means of expression. Political Science Degree. DJ for a period of his life. Awards: Second place with Honorable Mension IPA 2009 International Photography Awards Lucie Awards (New York, Lincoln Centre, 19th October 2009) for the Book 00001735.tif Exhibitions: Casa della CittÃ -Palazzo Patrizi "00001735.tif " solo-exhibition (Siena) 2009, Start Miami Galleria Carlo Livi (Miami) 2007-2008, Sulmona Film Festival (Aquila) 2007, Ambientarti Palazzo Doria Pamphilj (Viterbo) 2007, ArtSingaporeFair (Singapore) 2007, Festival Kaibakh (Bergamo) 2007, Palazzo Patrizi "fotografie" solo-exhibition (Siena, Promoter Culture Siena Municipality) 2007, Galleria dâ??arte EvvÃ¬vanoÃ¨ (Cuneo) 2006, Sala Fellini delle Terme Acquasanta di Chianciano Terme (Siena) 2006, Gelleria Memoli Arte Contemporanea (Varese) 2006, Galleria PostArt (Milano) 2005, Galleria Arte 18 (Bologna) 2005 Publications: 00001735.tif (Federico Pacini), Protagon 2008. Carte Semiotiche (Omar Calabrese), Le Monnier 2006 (italian and spanish edition). Come si legge unâ??opera dâ??arte (Omar Calabrese), Mondadori UniversitÃ 2006. His photographs are found in public and private collections.