Arianna Sanesi is an Italian photographer based "between Paris, Italy, and the forest".
From her artistic statement:
« My artistic approach is about looking and the exploration of meaning. I do not stop at the surface of things by deciding to take the time to dig: to dig in the stories, the mystery, or simply in what we consider acquired. I meet the ghosts (mine and others’) and I try to evoke the invisible.
I use every possible source for inspiration and expression: I work mainly with the help of hints and traces, in search of what has disappeared, what cannot be seen, what cannot be shown and from there I start to build a story. [...] I try to deal with what is missing and make it visible. »
In 2014 she publishes "Dispersal" (Rumore Nero), a book / object, a wild and probably vain quest for the wolf, this mythical and invisible creature. A priject Arianna indicates is « about absence, longing and freedom. »
In 2021, she publishes with writers Lydie Bodiou and Frédéric Chauvaud the book "Les crimes passionnels n'existent pas" (d'une rive à l'autre). For this book (in French only) discussing violence against women, she contributes images from her project "I would like you to see me" about femicide in Italy.
© Portrait taken from the artist's website
Les crimes passionnels n'existent pas
Presentation by D'une rive à l'autre: [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] " The photography series « I would like you to see me » created in 2015 by Arianna Sanesi, about femicide in Italy, at a time when the word was barely used and the phenomenon was essentially ignored by the media, is the starting point of this photobook and of the encounter...
Dispersal (*signed & numbered*)
.Sold out.Presentation by the artist: "Dispersal is a project about absence, longing and freedom. My photography tries to deal with the same issues." -- Arianna SanesiDispersal is not a book per se, it is a collection of artifacts, texts and images presented in a cardboard box, closed by a thick red rubber.Opening the box, discovering the objects,...