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.
Massimo Gurciullo, born in Sicily in 1961.
In 1982 he moved to Paris and began his profession. Mainly nudes and portraits which represent for over 30 years the main subject of his work.
Exhibits in France, Italy, Romania, Switzerland. Creates books of photography, the first NUDI, presents the nude works from the period between 1982-1983.
Portraits Cycle No.3 is a handmade artist’s book in 100 signed and numbered copies. It is a book about portraits in the studio, an analog work that Gurciullo personally prints in the darkroom.
Then comes the 2012 book Portraits…30 Years which collects the first 30 years of his studio portraits.
In 2013 he leaves the studio and goes into the street with a digital device. After 4 years, the book Sicily is published by the Portuguese publisher The Unknown Books.
Since 2013 he is also curator of the photography festival Med Photo Fest that takes place every year in Sicily during the month of October. The festival is now in its 11th edition.