DE FRANCESCO CITO
DE 10 OF SETEMBRO A 26 OF OUTUBRO OF 2008
A DIEIA, A PHOTO
In reports of Francesco Cito search of a gripping narrative, where the photograph acts as protagonist and photographer puts the image assuming inquisitive stance on what he sees. His cuts, its composition put at center stage. There are images obtained at a distance or safety. Are photographs that serve as the reader's eye, ourselves as if we were behind the lens. Francesco Cito is the son of his time. Born in Naples in postwar, will be in the years 70 they decide they devote à photography. As very young at that time, influenced by illustrated magazines, in particular Life, North American, realized in the photojournalism a way to turn, to claim, to be positioned. Those troubled years! As also are their stories. Pictures of War, of fighting, invasions. Work on the mafia, and the under-world southern Italian. Eyes that are not afraid to speak, to denounce. Aware of what happens in unveiling through, what is presented in front, a scenario that highlights the cliché, cover most obvious. Francesco Cito dare. Even in photographs, seemingly mundane, like scenes from a marriage, there is a critical. Just as the image of an Afghan soldier portraying his companions. There is nothing fair in their work, nor the images posadas, created. Francesco Cito makes it clear that her look is not naive or Manichean much less militant. It is a provocative look that calls us to a discussion, facing us, it does not slip by events. Journalism that unfortunately - with few exceptions - is ceasing to exist to make room for an aesthetic empty, Entertainment and fun. As the world turns into Disneyland, images of Francesco Cito give us the certainty that there is still intelligent life in the media.
Journalist / critical photo
Sao Paulo, August 2008.