Alessandro Di Giugno is a photographer who lives and works in Palermo. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and later began to teach photography. More recently he started wandering around the Sicilian territories affected by fires, to document the devastation caused by the flames and spread awareness about a phenomenon which, more often than not, is caused by people.
Following this "mission", he created a collection of photographs called Magenta. In these photos he used a green filter, partly because he wanted to show the illusion of a life that’s not there anymore. All the subjects in his photos are trees and plants which are green, and yet not alive. His work is a symbol of the purpose of photography itself, when it represents a distortion of reality and in this case, it is used to condemn the phenomenon by showing a distorted "reality" which is in fact an illusion. However, his photos go beyond the destructive intent and show something more: the green filter is not just the symbol of an illusion, but it also serves as a premonition of something, nature, that will grow back in time.
Among the most recent projects Alessandro Di Giugno was involved in, the Festival Voies Off 2018 in Arlès is certainly worth mentioning. The artist took part at the event with his Magenta Collection, and we as PUTIA were the ones representing him. On this occasion, the video "Montagna Longa" was also presented (you can check it out by clicking on the link), which integrates and enriches the project itself.