Arianna Arcara – Post Focum

Arianna Arcara, with her project Post Focum about Sardinia and the phenomena of forest fires. Forest fires are not a natural cause in the island, but mainly man-inducted, directly or indirectly.

This interaction between man and nature can evoke a startling feeling, though degradation is the first sensation to come up, and degradation is the scarred soil where the actions of men on nature come around on men.

Arianna Arcara (b.1984 in Monza, Italy) studied photography at the European Institute of Design (IED) in Milan. Here she was awarded a scholarship by the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.
After graduating from university, she started to assist Magnum photographer Alex Majoli. In 2006 she co-founded Cesura, an independent photography group which concentrates on the production of photo projects. 2009 she was selected for “Young Blood 09 Annual selection of Italian talents in the world”. 2010 she won the ”Canon young photographer award” with her project “Woodward silence” and was selected for the Riccardo Pezza Award with her project “Po/The River”. In the same year she exhibits her project “Found Photos in Detroit” at Le Bal Space in Paris and in 2011 at Kulturhuset in Stockholm.

Following the exhibition in 2012 “Found Photos in Detroit” was published. According to several ranks, it was considered among one of the best books of that year. 2013 she was selected to take part in “plat(T)form 2013”, an annual selection of rising European photographers at the Winterthur Fotomuseum. 2014 her project “Found Photos in Detroit” was selected by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger to be part of “The photo book: a History, Volume III”.

Her work has been shown e.g. at: Spazio Forma, Milan; Triennale, Milan; Le Bal Space, Paris; MoCP,Chicago; Kulturhuset, Stockholm.