Diana Bagnoli hat in den vergangenen Monaten ihr Arbeitsumfeld auf lokale und nationale Ebene verlegt. Worüber sie entsprechend nachdenkt und warum die Entwicklung in der Editorial-Fotografie mit großer Sorge betrachtet, darüber haben die #FacesOfPhotography mit ihr gesprochen:
Diana, how are you?
I’m fine, thanks.
What is the current pandemic situation in Italy?
During summer it’s great, there’s the smell of normality, restaurants open and people walking around without a mask covering their faces. It’s a relief. But the pandemic is obviously going on. Today we have more infected people every day and more deaths.
Did you have time, capacity and leisure to work on free projects?
This is what I miss the most, the difficulty in travelling. I’m following local stories and working in Italy. I was used to travel around the world. This changed my perspectives and way of working. Finding local stories is fine, but it also depends on what surrounds you. It is more difficult to find unexpected and exciting stories.
During the first year I’ve been working on Covid related stories. During the second one I’ve tried to focus on something else. I’ve been working in Turin, Naples, Venice and on the Italo-French border with migrants. Let’s see what is coming next!
What have you experienced professionally in the last weeks and months?
I’ve seen the worst crises in the editorial industry, that worries me a lot. And there were no more events. Let’s see how it will change in the year to come.
What does the pandemic mean for the photo industry in Italy?
As in many other areas there was a big stop, mostly for those who works in event, communication, portraits and travels. The basis of my work is human interaction. What kind of work can I do if people have to stay indoors, interact as little as possible and cover their faces? Furthermore, the long transition towards digital communication has been accelerated and this has changed our way of working.
What is your personal photographic wish for the future?
To be able to travel again and to work for a new and healthy editorial industry.
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