reggio emilia [it]: too young to care

© peter sutherland - cold barrel [2009] - yakutat, alaska

peter sutherland is an american artist who works mainly with analogue and digital photography and video. based in new york city, sutherland's first exhibition in italy opens fri - may 3 at palazzo san francesco in reggio emilia as part of fotografia europea, an annual event which celebrates international photography. this year's edition is themed cambiare - fotografia e responsabilità [to change - photography and responsibility] and sutherland will exhibit a series of unreleased images and archive works that retrace a both intimate and evocative artistic path. the subject of travel is related to the contemporary communities' dynamics and everyday life situations, whose actors, largely unknown, are depicted in a personal, autobiographical way. each shot, through the use of different media [from smartphone, analogue and digital photo to video camera] builds a street narration that talks about youth culture immersed in pristine landscapes or in beat atmospheres, very often surrounded by fragments of the urban rubble and degradation. the showcase is based on a collab between creative platform wonder room and studio blanco, and both will also release a special book dedicated to this exhibition at the book affair in venice at the end of may. location: palazzo francesco, via spallanzani 1 [cadelbosco di sopra].

© peter sutherland - the stabby man [2009] and untitled