Silvia Camporesi

Silvia Camporesi is an Italian photographer, based out of Forlì. She has a background in philosophy which is an influence on her photographic work.

 

Church, Varese, Lombardy, Italy (photo), Camporesi, Silvia (b.1973)  Private Collection  Photo © Silvia Camporesi  Bridgeman Images

Church, Varese, Lombardy, Italy (photo), Camporesi, Silvia (b.1973) / Private Collection / Photo © Silvia Camporesi / Bridgeman Images
 

Psychiatric Hospital, Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy (photo), Camporesi, Silvia (b.1973)  Private Collection  Photo © Silvia Camporesi  Bridgeman Images

Psychiatric Hospital, Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy (photo), Camporesi, Silvia (b.1973) / Private Collection / Photo © Silvia Camporesi / Bridgeman Images
 

Her work interweaves self-portrayal with tales that incorporate myth, literature, religions, and reality. It teeters between imagination and reality, wakefulness and dreaming to create an out-of-body experience.

 

Hotel, Porretta Terme, Emilia Romagna, Italy (photo), Camporesi, Silvia (b.1973)  Private Collection  Photo © Silvia Camporesi  Bridgeman Images

Hotel, Porretta Terme, Emilia Romagna, Italy (photo), Camporesi, Silvia (b.1973) / Private Collection / Photo © Silvia Camporesi / Bridgeman Images

 

Holiday Camp, Cesenatico, Emilia Romagna, Italy (photo), Camporesi, Silvia (b.1973)  Private Collection  Photo © Silvia Camporesi  Bridgeman Images

Holiday Camp, Cesenatico, Emilia Romagna, Italy (photo), Camporesi, Silvia (b.1973) / Private Collection / Photo © Silvia Camporesi / Bridgeman Images
 

Camporesi’s photographs have been exhibited worldwide. She was awarded the Celeste photography prize in 2007, she has been a finalist for both the Talent Prize and the Terna Prize, and was an artist-in-residence at the Chambre Blanche in Quebec, in 2011.

 

Factory, Terni, Umbria, Italy (photo), Camporesi, Silvia (b.1973)  Private Collection  Photo © Silvia Camporesi  Bridgeman Images

Factory, Terni, Umbria, Italy (photo), Camporesi, Silvia (b.1973) / Private Collection / Photo © Silvia Camporesi / Bridgeman Images
 

Restaurant, Genga, Marche, Italy (photo), Camporesi, Silvia (b.1973)  Private Collection  Photo © Silvia Camporesi  Bridgeman Images  5059783

Restaurant, Genga, Marche, Italy (photo), Camporesi, Silvia (b.1973) / Private Collection / Photo © Silvia Camporesi / Bridgeman Images
 

One of Camporesi's most recent bodies of work titled, “Atlas Italiae”, was completed in 2015. The work explores abandoned and dilapidated locations in Italy. Camporesi hand-coloured each image, inserting her own restoration in a sense and returning life and vibrancy to the location.

 

Castello, Rovasenda, Piedmont, Italy (photo), Camporesi, Silvia (b.1973)  Private Collection  Photo © Silvia Camporesi  Bridgeman Images

Castello, Rovasenda, Piedmont, Italy (photo), Camporesi, Silvia (b.1973) / Private Collection / Photo © Silvia Camporesi / Bridgeman Images
 

Holiday Camp, Saltrio, Lombardy, Italy (photo), Camporesi, Silvia (b.1973)  Private Collection  Photo © Silvia Camporesi  Bridgeman Images 5059780Holiday Camp, Saltrio, Lombardy, Italy (photo), Camporesi, Silvia (b.1973) / Private Collection / Photo © Silvia Camporesi / Bridgeman Images

 

 

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