Sicily is a magical place especially for us, northern Italians, who live in the fog and dream of the sea. Sicily is the place of art, gastronomy, culture, intact nature, but c is also a land of contradictions, speculation and oppression. It is the contrast that always fascinated me in Sicily: past-present, beautiful-ugly, true false, but this obvious contrast takes, for us who come from far away, a positive, fascinating connotation, almost as if the Light, this splendid light that envelops everything has transformed it into a mysterious and beautiful riddle.
Marco Rigamonti was born in Piacenza, Italy, in 1958. He graduated in nuclear engineering in 1983 and during his university studies he is passionate about photography. He has been doing as a professional photographer since 1995. He has been Director of the International FotoSintesi Photography Festival, organized in Piacenza since 2004 for 5 editions.
He has participated in exhibitions in Italy, Europe, China and Canada. He is the artistic director of the Gallery Spazio Bft. Its images have been published by major national and foreign newspapers: Repubblica, the world, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Telerama.
He has published six photographic books. Two others are being published.
Born in Milan by parents from Racalmuto, twelve years back with the family in Sicily. After graduating from the classical secondary school of Emedocle to Agrigento, Savteri begins to work in the Journal of Sicily of Palermo Sicily, becoming a professional journalist in 1987, then in Rome first as an independent sentence and since 1997, as a TG5 journalist. In 2020, he collaborated in the television program led by Nicola Porro Quarta Republic on the network 4.