Stefania's Colours (3)
On May 7th, 2016, Stefania Adami, a resident of Gallicano born in 1962, received the prestigious “Insigne Fotografa Italiana” (Illustrious Italian Photographer) honor in the city of Merano. She is the first woman to receive this important recognition, bestowed on artists who, through their photographs, have demonstrated great personality in documentary, narrative and/or creative abilities.
Stefania Adami tells her life through her works, compressing one year of that life into a gigantic version of an installation (3 x 10 meters) displayed in Bibbiena, in the province of Arezzo (in the photograph).
Her InquiLinea of 2014 is a collage of images taken daily starting on January 1st: a personal representational diary of the author. In every photo, a line visually connects to a line present in the next photo.
Depicted are deafening days full of pain caused by a grave loss, muffled days in a hospital room, sleepy days spent wandering without a particular goal in mind.
But L’inquiLinea is not unidirectional; it is random but not left to chance, it is a winding cycle that, symbolizing rebirth, does not conclude at the end of the year but at the dawn of the following one.
Life’s common thread returns to its starting point, but with enhanced awareness.
Thank you Stefania.