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ANNA ADAMO (Cinisello Balsamo, Milan, Italy 1991)
Mamma, 2022 (from: Domani Nevica)
I started portraying my mother in her daily life with my brother’s camera when I was 14 years old, after his untimely death. I always thought I was telling my mom’s story, but over time I realised that the story was actually my own, through our relationship. The loss of my brother when I was 14 years old was a breaking point in my mother’s life, the mother who existed before never came back.
Domani Nevica (Tomorrow It Snows) is a little sentence that she has been repeating to me since I was a little girl on the most different mornings, to make me smile, knowing how much I like snow. It was on the snow, in Gressoney, that the three of us, together, took our last trip.
Two simple words that don’t explain much but encapsulate infinite love.
My mom has worked in a factory throughout her life, while, at the same time, never giving up her passion: being a seamstress. Her life strongly impacted the way I see the world and my awareness of it. A life of sacrifice, dedicated entirely to me, that allowed me the freedom and privilege to choose, always. For this I will be eternally grateful
My background and growth was shaped by the underground scene, particularly related to punk/hardcore music and DIY ethics, I have always documented the various subcultures I came in contact with.
From family ties to subcultures, I believe I have charted a course that has shaped my interests, expanding towards everything gravitating around the constant search for human beings, group dynamics and the more or less intimate relationships that arise.
I have collaborated with the Cesura collective for almost five years. Since 2018 I have been able to make a living as a freelance photographer, constantly devoting myself to my personal long-term and short-term projects, while, at the same time, building a commercial/editorial career.