Photo exhibit "Towards the Horizon"/Legnano 2022
On April 9, as part of the Festival Fotografico Europeo, a solo exhibition Emil Gataullin "Towards the Horizon" will open at Visconteo Castle.
Black-and-white images taken with Leica M7 and Bessa R2a analog cameras, they make visible what others would not have noticed. They turn everyday scenes into magical images that, wrapped in an extraordinary charm, seem to exist outside of time. Poems in black and white, reminiscent of the style of Henri Cartier-Bresson. Photographs that are both a document and a photopoetry. A declaration of love for Russia and a world that seeks to disappear. A bucolic world based on simplicity and a vital connection to nature. In this soft serenity, the Russian photographer slowly observes the inhabitants and extrapolates a poetically melancholic visual narrative. Many little stories, many nuances that make up an emotional mural without place or time.
Emil Gataullin's work remained unknown in the West until he won the 2014 Alfred Fried World Photography Prize. Thanks to this award, Emil published his book, To the Side of the Horizon, Lammerhuber edition, in 2016.
April 9 – May 22, 2022
Via Castello, 1, 20025 Legnano, Italy
Visiting hours: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 10/12.30 – 15/19
Free guided tours by appointment:
Tel. 0331-47157/578 – e-mail: [email protected]