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In 1970 Carlo De Agnoi became interested in photography as a hobby, later in 1992 he discovered multi-image and immediately fell in love with it. He then began a long journey understanding the potential of this technique.
In his line of photography he specializes in landscapes and close-up, which he tries to portray in a very clean and essential manner making the most of colours, composition and form.
In time however the direction of his photography undertook a transformation taking Carlo to different fields from those which he always used to work in.
He therefore began to dedicate himself to documentary production and ethnic reporting through visiting many countries, among which are many European; India, Nepal, Ladakh, Burma, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Turkey, Niger, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Chad, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Uganda, USA, Cuba, Peru.
Many of his works tell stories and show pictures from these places in a personal manner.
People often ask what is the reason behind his travelling:
"It is to find in foreign people those features which we all share, to approach them with an insatiable curiosity, but with the respect we owe to human beings who are the product of a deeply rooted culture, just like me.
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While feeling I am a product of my times and of my society, I can not hide that our life is slowly losing the meaning of human relations.
This is the reason why I feel the need to re-discover, in societies who are still not disturbed by the effects of progress, the meaning of the words: simplicity, acceptance, giving, sacrifice, offering, tradition...
On the other hand I cannot remain indifferent to the negative or less noble aspects in the people I have met during my travelling, that is: cruelty, power, indifference, arrogance...
Even while finding some characteristics unacceptable in the people I have met, I always try and put them into the context which generated them.
My approach to the people I meet and most of all to Nature is based on a profound respect.
What we see is just the surface, but what is photographed is much more than that.
A good photo expresses a whole world.
My relationship with Nature is a relationship with someone who always surprises without ever disappointing you... a world where we humans are present but not essential.
The experience gained through years of work, allied with sensitivity, attention and enthusiasm, give me the opportunity to work without ever exaggerating the photo retouch; my work is to let the pictures speak... I am just a witness to a world living beyond and over the words of humans.
I have travelled around the world and I am still doing it with great joy and permanent interest in Nature - I feel like a man with a suitcase - but the more I travel the more I discover, behind the corner or at the edge of the town... places which, in particular moments of the day and in certain climatic conditions, deserve my full attention and become the center of my work.
As much as the grey is rolling over the green, there are still treasures under our eyes... treasures which are worth trying hard to discover because they bring us back to the real value of things.
Behind every photo there is a whole world.
Behind every world there is a man who has imagined, prepared, and studied that photo for a long time, and having just framed it said: there we are!”.
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