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Leisure time by Massimo Siragusa

Leisure time by Massimo Siragusa

Massimo Siragusa received four World Press Photo Awards, three Sony World Photography Awards and two MIFA Awards. The Italian photographer is born in Catania. Massimo lives in Rome, where he teaches Photography at the IED-European Institute of Design. He is the director of the Artistico Plenum Gallery in Catania / Italy.

Massimo Siragusa, Tagree, Photography

Leisure time 6 by Massimo Siragusa

In this series, Massimo Siragusa explores beaches, theme parks, aqua parks to find out and show us how our leisure time has been commercialized and homogenized.

For Massimo Siragusa, photography is just not art but also a visual form of research, with which he can find what governs our behavior, our society at a place, at a time. In this series, he explores beaches, theme parks, aqua parks to find out and show us how our leisure time has been commercialized and homogenized. Once our spare time was used to search for our identity. And now, as in his photos, one can see that no-identity sites are the frame for searching for relaxing. Such an evading time may represent a tool for social conditioning and research for homologation, enabled by such a way of spending private time, which becomes mass consumption.

 

Massimo Siragusa, Tagree, Photography

Leisure time 25 by Massimo Siragusa

For Massimo Siragusa, photography is just not art but also a visual form of research…

Massimo Siragusa, Tagree, Photography

Leisure time 4 by Massimo Siragusa

Once our spare time was used to search for our identity.

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About Massimo Siragusa

His works have been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries in Italy and other countries, including the Polka Gallery in Paris, the Forma Gallery in Milan, the Museo di Roma in Trastevere, the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, the Galleria del Credito Valtellinese in Florence, the Centro de la Fotografia in Tenerife, the Coalface Gallery in Genk, the Photo Vernissage in St. Petersburg, the Certosa di S. Giacomo on Capri and the Galleria del Cembalo in Rome.

Massimo Siragusa received four World Press Photo Awards, three Sony World Photography Awards and two MIFA Awards. Numerous books about him with his works have been published including “Il Vaticano”, “Il Cerchio Magico”, “Credi” and “Teatro D’Italia”.

With his works of corporate he tells us the identity of the most important italian industries. He is working with customers include Lavazza, Eni, Moleskin, Milan Airport, Bosch, A2A, Autostrada Pedemontana, F2I, MyChef, AgustaWestland, Versace, Bisazza, Kartell, Conad, Unipol, Bianca, Telecom Italia, Poste Italiane and Ef Solare.

Massimo Siragusa is represented by Contrasto Agency in Italy and Agence Vu in France.

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