1 / 10       The façade of Hotel Immagine. San Giovanni Rotondo (FG), September 2010. © Simone Donati/TerraProject.
2 / 10       Closing night of the election campaign for the People of Freedom party at the Obihall theatre. Florence, February 2013. © Simone Donati/TerraProject.
3 / 10       Benito Mussolini’s bedroom at Villa Carpena, family house museum. Carpena (FC), October 2012. © Simone Donati/TerraProject.
4 / 10       The election of Miss Cosmetic Surgery at Beach Cafè. Riccione (RN), August 2012. © Simone Donati/TerraProject.
5 / 10       A fan at the evening party before the Grand Prix motorcycle racing at Mugello racetrack. Scarperia (FI), May 2014. © Simone Donati/TerraProject.
6 / 10       Nostalgics gathered at San Cassiano cemetery for the anniversary of the death of Benito Mussolini. Predappio (FC), April 2012. © Simone Donati/TerraProject.
7 / 10       Prayer meeting with the visionary Marija Pavlovic at Madonna della Sciara sanctuary.. Mompileri – Mascalucia (CT), April 2012. © Simone Donati/TerraProject.
8 / 10       Fans of the neomelodic singer Alessio during a performance at Lido La Favorita. Castel Volturno (CE), June 2012. © Simone Donati/TerraProject.
9 / 10       Silvio Berlusconi is photographed by a fan while leaving the studio of the television programme Ballarò. Rome, February 2013. © Simone Donati/TerraProject.
10 / 10       Celebrations for the election of the new mayor. Torretta (PA), June 2013. © Simone Donati/TerraProject.

Hotel Immagine: the book

On Friday June 5h, 2015 starting from 7 p.m. at the center of photography Spazio Labo’, in Bologna, the Italian photographer Simone Donati will present his newly published photo book Hotel Immagine, an heterogeneous portrait of the contemporary Italian imaginary from its myths, icons and places.
Going from politics to religion, from music and sport to television, between 2009 and 2015 Simone Donati, a member of the collective TerraProject Photographers, crossed his country in search of myths and icons of the Italian contemporary imaginary. This project provides a glimpse into the Italian society with an ironic but also purely documentary look.
The resulting book contains a selection of 48 images with the addition of phrases taken from Facebook groups of the various situations photographed. There is also an afterword by writer Quit the Doner, which besides giving an opinion on the subject also comments on the Facebook phrases.

Book presentation: Hotel Immagine by Simone Donati
Spazio Labo’ | Centro di fotografia, via Frassinago, 43/2c-d - Bologna (Italy)
5 June 2015

opening times: 7 p.m.
admission fee: free
info: +39 320 5650718

published on 2015-05-26 in NEWS / EVENTS

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