Stefano Moscardini
Photographer

Stefano Moscardini, born in Voghera in 1981, is a reportage and portrait photographer. He started his career in 2007 in a small-town commercial studio. He quickly became aware of the fact that his photography could have been much more than just a source of income and transitioned to reportage photography. In this field, his most important work so far is Suspension of Disbelief, a reportage about modern rituals of body suspension, featured in an exhibition at the Royal Anthropological Institute in London and it’s on its way to publication.

His reportage works do not focus on anthropology only. In 2013 he spent a week on board of the Ionian Spirit, a ferry taken hostage by its own crew. He documented the lives of the sailors that have been living aboard the ship for twelve months without money, food, electricity and help from the company, risking their lives and endangering the relationships with their families back home in order to fight for their right to the wage.

The mind opening experiences of Suspension of Disbelief and Ionian Spirit led him to realize what the long term negative effects of life in a small town were. That’s how Short Sighted Suburbia, a landscape photography project about fog as a metaphor of isolation and lack of empathy, was born.

In 2016 he moved to Rome and started his current project Martyrs, a series of creative portraits that employs the collective representation of persecution, in the form of classical Christian martyrdom, to convey a critical message against social stigma. The subject of each portrait is not a model, but a common person who has been victim of a stigma.

Currently, Stefano works at B49 Studio in Rome as a portrait photographer.

Stefano Moscardini
Photographer

Stefano Moscardini, born in Voghera in 1981, is a reportage and portrait photographer. He started his career in 2007 in a small-town commercial studio. He quickly became aware of the fact that his photography could have been much more than just a source of income and transitioned to reportage photography. In this field, his most important work so far is Suspension of Disbelief, a reportage about modern rituals of body suspension, featured in an exhibition at the Royal Anthropological Institute in London and it’s on its way to publication.

His reportage works do not focus on anthropology only. In 2013 he spent a week on board of the Ionian Spirit, a ferry taken hostage by its own crew. He documented the lives of the sailors that have been living aboard the ship for twelve months without money, food, electricity and help from the company, risking their lives and endangering the relationships with their families back home in order to fight for their right to the wage.

The mind opening experiences of Suspension of Disbelief and Ionian Spirit led him to realize what the long term negative effects of life in a small town were. That’s how Short Sighted Suburbia, a landscape photography project about fog as a metaphor of isolation and lack of empathy, was born.

In 2016 he moved to Rome and started his current project Martyrs, a series of creative portraits that employs the collective representation of persecution, in the form of classical Christian martyrdom, to convey a critical message against social stigma. The subject of each portrait is not a model, but a common person who has been victim of a stigma.

Currently, Stefano works at B49 Studio in Rome as a portrait photographer.

  • James Barnor: Studio of Life
    Oct 27, 2023 – Mar 10, 2024
    FOMU
    Antwerp, Belgium
    James Barnor: Studio of Life offers an overview of James Barnor’s (b. Ghana, 1929) remarkable career. His multifaceted and powerful images made him a photography pioneer. This exhibition not only showcases Barnor’s rich and diverse body of work but also examines the cultural connections between Accra, London and Antwerp. In 1949, Barnor launched his photography studio Ever Young in the Ghanaian capital of Accra. It grew into a pivotal meeting place for young Ghanaians who longed for freedom from British colonial rule. (more…)
  • A Model
    Feb 9 – Sep 8, 2024
    Mudam
    Luxembourg
    We all have ideas of what a contemporary art museum should be. Those who founded Mudam Luxembourg, for example, envisioned a museum that would encompass many aspects of contemporary culture, such as art, design and architecture. While one believes the museum to be a place for the presentation of modern art, others view it as a showcase for Luxembourgish creation. And some see Mudam as a space for collectivity, for openness, for events and an experimental approach. (more…)
  • Grey Crawford. Chroma, 1978–85, Vol 1
    Publication
    Beam Editions
    International
    In 1978 Grey Crawford created a body of colour photographic work that was so radical in its aesthetic and technique that few people to this day understand how it was made. Chroma documents late 70s Los Angeles in a period of radical urban transformation. Scenes of vernacular architecture, demolition sites and everyday places are contrasted with graphic forms that float on the surface and sit within the image. (more…)