Give Me Yesterday
Exhibition, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Osservatorio, Milan, Italy.
Explored here is the use of photography in personal diary keeping over a period of time ranging from the early 2000s to today. In a context characterised by the pervasive presence of camera devices and the uninterrupted circulation of images produced and shared through digital platforms, a generation of young artists has transformed the photographic diary into an instrument focusing on their own daily lives and intimate, personal rituals.
These photos transform the immediacy and spontaneity of the documentary style into an extreme control over the gaze of those who observe and are observed, creating a new kind of diary, imitating the repetitive cataloguing of the internet and employing the performative component of images to affirm individual or collective identities.