Marco Sadori(1979) is a photographer who was born in Italy and graduated at the University of Bologna in art history and sociology. He deepened the theme of the cultural identity with the historian Massimo Montanari. He focused on the connections between anthropology, culture and identity. He started to take photography since the 1992 with an old camera Olympus Om-1 that his father gave him, and still cherishes with affection. He specialized in long-term projects that links to few multiple topics specifically “identity in the border areas with a look at the effects of the relationship between tradition and modernity”. From 2010 he traveled extensively in Asia for many times for a long-term project on “identity in Asia and his connections with the West culture”. For this long term project he has visited more than 15 country in the Asia area. He is currently deepening the Caucasus area for a long-term project on the identity of the Caucasus and the influences in the territory between East and West.
This photographic project “Songs of pomegranate” is a journey through imagination and reality, in the territory of the Caucasus with a focus to Georgia and Armenia. A visual trip to discover that part of the world that has a foot in the Asia and another foot in Europe. This feeling of ambiguity, if on the one hand creates a unique balance in the culture of the place, on the other hand leads to a disorientation many of the people who live there. This land seems a unknown face, which communicates with the gaze and beyond any classification. For others, it is like a face without a name; a place where identity is lost and traditions are unleashed under the sun of contemporaneity. The Caucasus is a balancing acrobat on the thread of tradition, on the point of falling over the overhang of his past. It is a geographical but also emotional place that yearns for its identity and dreams of stability that it has not yet had. Telling the story of the Caucasus means telling a rich and at the same time cruel story. A story that has carved the face of the people and has painted their horizons with strong hues with ineffable shades. For many people the Caucasus is like a beautiful bird with colorful feathers. They would like to put it in their golden cage, but he never gets it.
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