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Rome Love
Simona Filippini

Rome Love
Simona Filippini
Camera 21
Italian, English


Text by Igiaba Scego


72 pages
170 x 220 mm
ISBN 9788890942211


Two stories, two visions of the city of Rome in an unstable balance between past, present and possible future, amorous dialogues and fragments of news that transform the L’Urbe into a place of transit and landing, a crossroads of cultures and experiences. The polaroids of Simona Filippini tell of a multi-faceted city, linger on the calming beauty of the story, seek and find the pulse of contemporary life, retracing the footsteps of humanity’s multiethnic engine of this ongoing transformation. Atmospheres that are intertwined with those narrated by Igiaba Scego in Irene, a first-person narrative that draws inspiration from the story of the Somali refugee Ali Ahmed Jama, who was killed in the doorway of the church of Santa Maria della Pace in 1979. This story becomes tragically true in the story and an opportunity to meet, reversing the fate of Jama, the promise of the future.


About the Artist
Simona Filippini is a photographer, director and curator of participatory projects linked to women’s and new citizens representation. She collaborates with many national and international magazines, where she publishes texts and photographs. She works also on visual education of the youngest through seminars and workshops, in synergy with schools and museums throughout the Italian territory. She founded in 2008 the CAMERA 21 – contemporary photography association Selected exhibitions and curatorial projects.


About the Publisher
Camera21 is an association of photographers, curators, teachers and enthusiasts who work for the diffusion of contemporary photography, the promotion of the work of partner photographers, the production of exhibitions and the creation of photographic projects aimed at investigating mainly contemporary society. Founded by the photographer Simona Filippini in 2008.

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