First Prize · Unveil’d Photobook Award 2018
I’ve started by photographing my garden.
I was searching for something close to me.
Today I’m still taking pictures of my vegetable garden,
I can’t help it.
I was photographing Radici, only Radici.
I’ve driven my car up to the Cannobina Valley, the valley
where my grandparents have lived, where my mother
grew up, where I’ve spent my childhood.
I’ve done this because there I have a very beautiful garden.
Radici was a stream of consciousness that lasted for a couple of years from 2015 to 2017. Albertini started by taking pictures in his vegetable garden and the plants in his garden at home. He was looking for something close to him and he found it by telling about that moment. It is an autobiographical, plastic and free story. Is an instinctive and unconscious work but, never the less, logical and coherent. It is revealing.
Radici is a project born perhaps from naive themes, but it’s motivations were far from this. Radici is a project that was created as a self-analysis and, like for any self- analysis, it is not a theorem, there are no solutions. It's just a story.
Fabrizio Albertini (b. 1984) graduated in Film Direction and Production at the International Academy of Audiovisual Sciences CISA Pio Bordoni (Lugano - Swiss). His photographic series have been exposed, among the others, at Aperture Foundation, SK Stiftung Kultur (Germany - Cologne). His work has been shown at festivals including International Locarno Film Festival and the Solothurner Filmmtage. Alongside photography Albertini publishes the books ‘The Mecca of Coney Island’ (2014), ‘Diary of an Italian Borderworker’ (2016) with the publishing house Skinnerboox. And the book “Radici” (2018; Awarded for the Unveil’d Photobook Award) with the publishing house Witty Kiwi.