I like the idea that photography can help us remember who we are and who we were. A means to better understand one’s own adolescence and that of others.
– Claudio Majorana
Claudio Majorana was born in Catania, Italy in 1986. His childhood influences arrived from art and science as he grew up spending time in his father radiology darkroom and his mother painting atelier. His early works document the Sicilian skateboard scene to which he actively participated for 15 years. After that he started photographing youth more specifically with a focus on life in the suburbs and outsider communities.
In 2018 he published Head of the Lion (Cesura Publish) a book about the coming of age of a group of kids he photographed during six years of their adolescence. The project was selected by the British Journal of Photography for 2018 Ones to Watch talent issue. During the same year he graduated from medical school with a thesis about social cognition and the development of the brain during adolescence.
He is currently working with photographer Arianna Arcara on a personal project called Ciao Vita Mia. In 2019 they won Premio Marco Pesaresi with this project. Besides his personal works Claudio takes care of his grandfather Claudio Majorana Senior photographic archive. Since 2020 he is a member of Cesura.