Ritratti di classe
by Francesco Jodice
Ritratti di classe is a vast photo album, made between 2005 and 2019, which gathers together pictures of students at several elementary, middle and high schools in Turin, Vicenza, Ischia, Sassuolo and Milan. Francesco Jodice stood in for the photographers engaged to shoot the ritual end-of-year class photos to create a sort of mega-snapshot of Italy’s future. Looking at the younger generations, he observes the cultural changes underway with the keen eye of an entomologist, and compiles an anthology of what is to come.
Francesco Jodice (Naples, 1967) investigates the changes in the contemporary social landscape, with particular attention to the phenomena of urban anthropology and the creation of new forms of participation. His work aims at building a common ground between art and geopolitics, proposing artistic practice as a form of civil poetic.
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