L’immagine è l’unico ricordo che ho (Image Is the Only Memory I Have), Nerina Toci’s first photo-book, with the preface of Letizia Battaglia, published by Navarra Editore, will be released in the book-shops on November 9, 2017.
An intense book, rich with suggestive photos, the artist Nerina Toci explores her own image which becomes the subject of her pictures. Photography is a pretext for investigating inside herself, capturing herself in bare indoor places or surrounded by nature, displaying subjects she has an empathic relation with.
Nerina’s pictures show herself in a contemplated nudity and in a solitary abandonment. Romantic and decadent images, expressed and inexpressible dramas, eternal in any instant. The woman laughs, appears desperate and sometimes cries, looking for the features of a rediscovered face, and, while dissimulating, she misleads the gaze to capture it again in her violated identity.
“Theatre, Cinema, and Dance. The photos of Nerina Toci develop from multiple elements. But anxiety predominates… Anxiety, in front of the camera lens, turns in a controlled, gracious, and sometimes – but only sometimes – ironic composition”. –Letizia Battaglia
Nerina Toci was born in Tirana on the 21st of January 1988 and arrived in Sicily when she was a child, following the escape from the Balkans. She started her career as a model, from 2015 she deals with photography, favoring black and white photography of women and, specifically, of herself. Recent solo exhibitions include “Tà aphrodìsia” (Terrasini), “La fotografia media i conflitti” (Palermo), “Nuk behet” (Capo d’Orlando), “Tra le pieghe” (Manziana), “BuscándoME” (Chile), and “Imazhi është e vetmja kujtesë që unë kam” (Tirana).
L’immagine è l’unico ricordo che ho
by Nerina Toci / Preface by Letizia Battaglia
20cm x 20cm / Black & White, 48 pages, Navarra Editore
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