Man , sing me , goddess , the hero from the long trip , the one who wandered for so long after they destroyed the sacred city of Ilium.He saw many countries , he met many men , he suffered a lot of pain in the soul , the sea , struggling to save the life of him , returning to his comrades.
(Omero, Odissea. Incipit.)
The project “Until the end of the sea” tells about the trip of the author in the south of Sicily area, Lampedusa, jewel of the Mediterranean sea.Lampedusa is an island of contradditions, pains, travel, landings, hopes. It is a land of migrants. Mediterranean sea, is the theathre which inspires the the verses of Omero and his Odyssey. Lampedusa is in the center of the sea and it is the crossroad of the contemporaneity, the crossroad of millions of travels, which represent the whole umanity.This is a Umanity which is constantly moving, searching for a change, searching for new hope. The “travel” is composed by different images printed in high definnition diretly on wood pieced, partially taken by the cimitery of the migrants boat in Lampedusa beach. The wood is the symbol of this movement, of this travel. It is a passage through another dimension, through a second opportunity. Inspired by the Omero verses, 6 key words have been selected for this work :
The Travel, The Island, The Bond, The Fight, The Salvation, The Return
Each word are represented by 5 images which are linked with the constant wandering of the man.
Jacopo was born in Milan in 1981 and has been working for years as marketing manager for some big multinational companies. His background includes experiences with famous international photographers, with whom he had the chance to experiment and exchange ideas. His works have been exhibited in Rome at the Museo di Roma in Trastevere and at Palazzo Valentini; more specifically his important project about Jerusalem.In 2010 he is awarded forth place at the prestigious National Geographic contest. Furthermore, his works have been exhibited in several fairs both in Italy and abroad (MIA – Milan; Palazzo Velli Expò – Rome; Les rencontres de la photographie — Arles; Festival Con_vivere — Carrara; PAN – Naples; Paratissima — Turin; Fotofever (Paris Photo) — Parigi). His photographs are still exhibited in many galleries in Italy and abroad and they are part of important private collections.