Alessandro Calabrese e Milo Montelli, A Drop In The Ocean – Sergio Romagnoli
curated by Alessandro Calabrese e Milo Montelli
Sergio Romagnoli was a teacher and a naturalist, a seasoned traveller and lover of photography. He was killed at the age of 37, in circumstances never fully explained while in São Tomé and Príncipe with his wife, where he was volunteering for a local orphanage.
The photographs assembled in this project are only a tiny portion of the all images he shot during his brief life: purely amateur snapshots mingle with images of a scientific nature, driven by an almost obsessive need to catalogue items primarily from the floral world.
These two very different approaches have been brought together in an attempt to illustrate the artistic potential of Sergio’s work, unsuspected by him, which would never have emerged otherwise.
An unfulfilled possibility, hidden behind a visual approach understandably similar to that of a child who, scouring with his own eyes the environment in which he is growing up, advances on all fours in the slow, painstaking task of understanding something about himself and what it means to be human in the world.