Asmara lives, so to speak, a triple dream. First the dream of Italian settlers who arrived here in the late nineteenth century with the intention to build in Africa a new Rome. Then the dream vis-à-vis independence from Ethiopia: a dream come true in 1992, after many years of courageous and lives of sacrifices clashes. Finally the dream of those who, faced with the difficulties of the present situation, seeking at all costs to leave the country, imagining a better future beyond its borders. These three dreams in intertwining, have woven and continue to weave the fate of this city, have fed and continue to feed the soul.
* Selectable between three photographs, each taken 10 copies (print format 15 x 15 cm)
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Marco Barbon was born in Italy and lives in France, between Paris and Marseille.
After a PhD in Aesthetics of Photography at EHESS in Paris, he began a personal artistic research, which emerge his two favorite issues: firstly temporality, on the other this border area between reality and fiction the photographic medium, both documentary and fictional tool device is particularly suitable for return.
Author of Asmara Dream books (Filigranes, 2009, reprinted in 2016), Cronotopie (Trans Photographic Press, 2010), Casablanca (Filigranes, 2011), Les pas perdus (Pursuit, 2014), Asmara (Be-Poles, 2014) and El Bahr (Filigranes, 2016), his photographs have been the subject of several publications in the international press and are regularly exhibited in France and abroad.