My main photography genre is documentary photography, and the photos that I take I call: “documents”. I call the photos ‘documents’ because they record the festival, or part of it. The aim of my document photos is to picture the appearance and social behavior of people. The purpose is to learn why people behave different from what is taught in the West.

The photos are taken outdoors at the festival location with the use of natural light, or indoors with the use of the existing artificial light. The photos picture what I observe, i.e. the people joining the festival parade, the people watching the parade, the people that work at the market stalls set-up during the festivals, and the people that visit these markets. Women as well as men and children are pictured.

The photos focus on the traditional clothing of the parade participants. The people pictured are aware that their photo is taken; they have eye contact with me. Few people are not aware that they are pictured, but I assume that taking photos on festival grounds is not offensive, as joining the festival means presenting oneself openly, and in the public eye. The document photos rarely are processed or manipulated.

I hope that you like my website and my photos, and I thank you for visiting my site: “Mile Grazie!”

emm federico 

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