When in Rhome
When in Rhome
July 26, 2018
Having previously explored the Italian city of Naples for their photo book Forcella, Valentina Piccinni and Jean-Marc Caimi have now focused their attention on the country’s famous capital. Characterised by a neorealist approach the duo’s black and white images are imbued with an atmosphere that brings to mind the legendary films of Visconti and Fellini. Similar to the Neorealism that defined Italian cinema during the post-war era – a movement that focused on the desperate economic and social situation of the country’s inhabitants in the aftermath of World War II – Piccinni and Caimi capture the hidden microcosms of those living outside the mainstream in modern-day Rome.
Discover the Rhome portfolio in LFI 6/2018.
All images on this page © Jean-Marc Caimi und Valentina Piccinni
Equipment: Leica M Monochrom with Summicron-M 35mm f/2 Asph
Jean-Marc Caimi & Valentina Piccinni+-
The two photographers have been working together since 2013, developing projects that concentrate, on the one hand on documentary, and on the other on personal photography. Their work is published regularly in the international press. Piccinni and Caimi have published three previous books: Same Tense (Witty Kiwi Books), Daily Bread (T&G) and Forcella (Witty Kiwi Books), a comprehensive oeuvre about the Mafioso district in Naples. In 2017 they received the Gomma Grant (UK) for Best Black and White Documentary for the project This Land Is My Land, dealing with the fading, rural culture of southern Italy. With Rhome, which also appeared in LFI 6/2018, they won the 2018 FUAM Photobook Award. In 2019, The Burning Plain won the Zine Tonic Award. More