Giacomelli once again: ‘paesaggio-agricolo’ and ‘la buona terra’

Mario Giacomelli, born in Senigallia, Italy on 08/01/1925 and died in Senigallia on 11/25/2000, was a great Italian and world photographer, but he was also a typographer and painter.

I already had the opportunity on my website to write, in 2018, a little about Giacomelli(*), about what impresses and captivates me the most: two of his projects: the first is the ‘still life’ motifs, motifs suggested by human figures (‘silhouettes’, ‘sketches’, I would say) that he discovered ‘exist in tree trunks’ (1967/1968) and the second, of extreme expression, his ‘epic landscapes’ (rural) which are really beautiful and inspiring, even surreal (1977-2000) such as this landscape shown below called ‘paesaggio-agricolo’ or agricultural landscape: (*)

Mario Giacomelli – Paesaggio-agricolo.

Today I would like to comment on another series of photographs by Giacomelli that is closely linked to his roots: the earth (‘La Buona Terra’-1964-1966). He was born into a family of humble peasants and has always been faithful to his origin: an aspect that he will forever keep in his soul as a mark of belonging to the environment where he was born and which reverberated in his photography and in his way of looking at the world, the nature and man.

This diptych that I put together with two of his photos from the series of great photographic expression, ‘La buona terra’, faithfully expresses these feelings. Those by Giacomelli that are also mine as we both have the same origin.

Mario Giacomelli – La Buona Terra (1964-1966): a diptich

Published by Antonio Mozeto

I'm an amateur photographer based in the city of São Carlos, São Paulo state, SE Brazil. I used to make photographs since I was about 15-17 years old. My first camera was a Olympus Trip, an analogue camera. Many years after that I switched to several digital cameras. Presently I own a Nikon D500 with a small set of lenses and a Fujifilm X100T 23mm. A few years after my retirement as an university professor, after teaching Environmental Chemistry at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) for 45 years, I decided to invest money and time dedicating myself more seriously to photography. I´ve taken on-line courses as well as I´ve participated to various photography festival across Brazil. By far, my biggest interest is street photography. And in it, I'm interested in portraits, everyday street scenes and architecture.

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