Massao Mascaro is a French photographer based in Brussels.
He is also a teacher the Brussels Royal Academy of Fine Arts.
His first photobook "Jardin" was co-published in 2019 by Witty Kiwi and L'éditeur du Dimanche.
In 2021, his project "Sub Sole" received the Prix Roederer (presented by Foundation A. Stichting) and was exhibited at the Rencontres d'Arles festival. The project was later that year published as a photobook by Chose Commune.
© Portrait taken from the Rencontres d'Arles website, realised by Jade Varidel
Presentation by Chose Commune: " « Sub Sole (in latin, beneath the sun), an ensemble of photographs made between 2017 and 2020, in the region of the Mediterranean Sea, follows the mythological itinerary of the voyage of Ulysses: Ceuta, Naples, Athens, Palermo, Istanbul, Tunis and Lampedusa. Crossroads of cultures, cradle of foundation myths, the...
Excerpt from a text by Federico Clavarino : " « (...) A garden is enclosed space. The garden, to be such, needs a frame. The garden is the point in which a place becomes a landscape. The garden, or the orchard, is the germ of the settlement, the village, the town, the city and the nation. The garden, we might be inclined to say, is not fully natural nor...