This small town symbolized the archetype of pastoral American life. Yet this idyllic place was also held hostage by a dark past, manifesting in the racial tensions that scar much of American history.
Francesca Mele is a self-taught photographer, born in Italy in 1987, with no fixed abode: she’s lived and worked in Germany, Spain, UK, Italy. Her research is permeated with the need to collect, organize and convert to images the inner poetry and the beauty she perceives in her everyday life, her feelings, memories, and hallucinations.
She does so through exploring her deep and vivid interest towards the countless expressive possibilities that the analog photography techniques provides.