“LA LUCE NECESSARIA”
Along a dirt road, in a remote cemetery in Mexico, the times of life and death overlap. Light years away from the artificial flashes of the big cities, light takes the shape of a key that I use to open little glimpses into reality: here, the world of the living and that of the dead hold their hands. In this place, I find ‘the light I need’ to face fears and talk to ghosts.
I untie the reins of fears: I try to document the interaction between myself, my subject and the environment. The main ingredient of this story is the magical realism I so much love in literature, and that inhabits and animates my imagination.
I confuse what is real with the imaginary, and it is precisely there that the necessary light allows me to see, like a reflection, “the sister of sleep”. I let myself be taken by the hand, and I finally manage to walk in balance on the thin and almost invisible border between life and death.
ABOUT LORENZO ZOPPOLATO
Lorenzo Zoppolato was born in Udine in March 1990. He studied accountancy, and after the diploma, he moved to Milan to work as a photographer’s assistant. At the same time, he graduated from the Faculty of Political Science with a specialisation in political and social communication.
Books are the most significant source of inspiration for his imagination. He dreams of publishing a good photography book.
“The unfair thing about biographies is that they only talk about one’s successes without mentioning the difficulties and failures required to achieve them. For every recognition, there are, in a conservative estimate, at least twice as many doors slammed in your face and a good amount of tears. That needs to be written down too.”
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