Chose Commune, 2021
Hardback, 24,6 x 29 cm
168 pages, black and white photographs
In stock (can be backordered)
In his new series Sub Sole (from Latin: under the sun), Massao Mascaro takes us on an initiatory journey around the Mediterranean coast. Throughout several journeys punctuated by seven stages: Ceuta, Naples, Athens, Palermo, Istanbul, Tunis and Lampedusa, he constructs a personal narrative whose foundations are rooted in the mythological epic of Ulysses.
Buoyed by the song of this great odyssey, he ventures into unknown lands, where the sun shines so brightly that it crushes the shadows, where men are stranded, driven from their homeland. For nearly four years, from 2017 to 2020, he takes the time to observe and meet a youth whose proud and happy faces resonate with the promise of better lives. In these face-to-face encounters, glimpses and hopes are formed, and Massao Mascaro offers us, through these chance encounters, simple moments of truth and sharing.