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FEATURES AND REVIEWS

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Alias/Il Manifesto, “Andrea Botto, dalla deflagrazione una diversa idea di paesaggio”, Daniele Capra, 2018

Centro Pecci Journal, “Apocalypse Now”, Włodek Goldkorn, 2016

Pagina 99, “La creativa distruzione che libera le città”, Lucia Tozzi, 2016

LUCANDREONI.COM, “Un immaginario già presente”, Luca Andreoni, 2015

We Heart, “TAKE COVER! Andrea Botto roams Europe armed with explosives and a camera — all in the name of art…”, Robe Wilkes, 2015

BBC Mundo, “El fotógrafo que retrata explosiones”, 2015

Der Greif Magazine, “Andrea Botto KA-BOOM”, Tiago Casanova, 2015

Atribune, “L’estate del 1945. In un libro d’artista firmato Andrea Botto”, Angela Madesani, 2014

A-N, “Top 10: the best photobooks of 2014”, Tim Clark, 2014

Photo-Eye, “Book of the Week: a pick by Andrea Botto”, 2014

Paris Photo – Aperture Foundation “PhotoBook Awards 2014 – First Photobook”, 2014

Photo-Eye, “Book of the Week: a pick by Nicolò Degiorgis”, 2014

Reminders Photobook Review #9, “19.06_26.08.1945”, Hajime Kimura, 2014

FrizziFrizzi, “19.06_26.08.1945, il ritorno a casa di un prigioniero diventa uno splendido progetto fotografico”, Simone Sbarbati, 2014

Fotografia Magazine, “KA-BOOM!”, Graziano Ferri, 2014

WIRED / Raw File, “A Photographer Obsessed With Controlled Explosions”, Jakob Schiller, 2014

Lens Culture, 2013

ZOOM Landscape special issue, Sara Namias, 2012

TIME Lightbox, “The 5th FotoBookFestival Dummy Award winners”, Jeffrey Ladd, 2012

Hippolyte Bayard, “Battlefields”, Fabio Severo, 2012

Orwell n.6, 2012

Il Riformista, 2012

3X3 Conversazioni sulla Fotografia, Fondazione Pierluigi e Natalina Remotti, Camogli, 2012

“KRONAKA. Viaggio nel cuore oscuro del Nord”, Stefano Nazzi, Ed. Laterza, 2011 (front cover)

Flash Art #290, 2011

Camera Austria #107, 2009

ArtApp #2, “L’occhio sul mondo di tre fotografi italiani”, Salvatore Ligios, 2009

Cahier 02, “The Photoresque: landscape and modernity”, Geert Goiris, 2009

Territorio / Avventure dello sguardo, “Goodbye Alps! Turismi contemporanei nelle Dolomiti”, Francesco Infussi, 2008

DK Architecture, 2007

GEO n. 12, “Addio alle Alpi”, 2006

Quaderni di AFT #16, “Lo sguardo imperfetto”, a cura di Emanuele Piccardo, 2003

Interviews

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American Suburb X, “Kaboom! Of Dynamite and Destruction”, Brad Feuerhelm, 2018

Recover Magazine n. 34, “Click… Si demolisce. Quando l’immagine è tutto”, Massimo Viarenghi, 2016

ADtoday, “Obiettivo Architettura”, Sonia S. Braga, 2014

Hunger Magazine, “Andrea Botto: KA-BOOM”, Jordan Porteous, 2014

Pizza Digitale, “Le foto di Barbara – Andrea Botto”, Barbara Chloe Asnaghi, 2013

Urbanautica Photoschools, “Metadata#16: Andrea Botto”, Gaia Musacchio, 2013

Artribune Magazine, “Il futuro della Fotografia vol.II”, Valentina Tanni, 2013

LOLLOVE blog, “La fotografia indaga il paesaggio sardo. Lo sguardo da rabdomante di Andrea Botto”, Giaime Meloni, 2013

Hippolyte Bayard, “On documentary photography”, Fabio Severo, 2012

Paesaggio e non solo. Intervista con Andrea Botto, Silvio Massolo, 2012

Landscape Stories, “Unstable Landscapes”, 2010

Quotes

Ilaria Bonacossa
"Andrea Botto’s images do not simply depict the reality of explosions but instead explode our reality capturing its uniqueness. The author seems to be telling us that there is the possibility as a collective to share a moment in time, instead of just watching our phone screens ignoring each other, while amplifying the reproduction of reality."

Ilaria Bonacossa

Director
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Francesco Zanot
“Everything sways, shudders and cracks in Andrea Botto’s photographs, not just the concrete of the buildings or the faces of the mountains but also the unambiguousness of our position and the rules of the past. In offering a vision of reality, these photographs urge a reassessment of it.”

Tim Clark
“What may first appear as straightforward records of blasts become more nuanced through a strange synthesis of staging and reality, as if they were pre-scripted performances for the camera or even the result of glitches in the images.”

Tim Clark

Editor in Chief / Director
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William Guerrieri
“The use of large format on a subject caught in a very short time, if not instantaneous, characterizes the recent work of Andrea Botto called KA-BOOM. It may seem paradoxical to use a slow medium to describe an instant event as an explosion, but the outcome of this strategy allows us to access a new temporal and spatial dimension of the phenomenon of vision. (…) In this case we can then imagine a kind of theater of the real, which explores the boundary existing between staged photography and the classic documentary practice.”

Francesca Fabiani
“In Botto’s projects seems that the main concern is just to make clear, in the act of photographing, the moral and aesthetic values that underlie this practice, and perhaps also the anxieties that characterize it.”

Francesca Fabiani

Head of Special projects / Photography
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Daniele De Luigi
“Botto’s image, taken during the production of a large-scale public work in the Padan plain, does not directly show the execution of the works, but rather, by taking advantage of the exceptional illumination necessary to carry them out, leads our attention to the houses of the locals. These latter are the passive spectators of the irreversible changes-in-progress to their landscape.”

Daniele De Luigi

curator
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Nicoletta Leonardi
“In his nocturnal photographs, which are populated by astonished figures with blurred contours gazing up at huge bulldozers as they proceed with their demolition, the author captured the uneasy relationship between the new large-scale infrastructures and the old local road networks.”

Nicoletta Leonardi

Photography historian and Professor