Featuring Stefano De Luigi
August 31 – October 26, 2014
Stefano de Luigi’s project Screamers – portraits of ordinary Italian citizens protesting their government’s austerity measures—will be exhibited as part of a group exhibition, Rise, at Noorderlicht’s 2014 Photofestival.
To see more from this body of work, view our online feature here.
“Like other European countries, Italy finds itself confronted by an identity crisis, says photographer Stefano De Luigi. The welfare state, political institutions and industry are being faced with radical restructuring – a consequence of the economic crisis that has brought several countries to the edge of the precipice. Particularly for the Italian middle class, this restructuring is anything but painless. They see the prosperity that they were able to build in the 1990s slowly slipping away again. With Screamers De Luigi documents the protests in favour of a system that guaranteed more citizens stability and prosperity than ever before.”