© Alessandro Zulberti. As UX Researcher
People & One World - International Photo Award Press/People/Personality - Px3 Paris Photo Award
The Bologna project presents an interesting concept for a photographic series. The idea of using the colours and geometries of porticoes as a backdrop for portraits is visually striking and adds a unique element to the photographs. Using the historical center of Bologna as a setting enhances the artistic value of the project.
The strength of the project is how the porticoes serve as a framing device for the portraits. The columns and arches draw the viewer’s attention towards the subjects of the photographs, creating a sense of depth and dimensionality. The colours and patterns of the porticoes also add an element of texture and interest to the photographs.
Besides their visual appeal, the porticoes of Bologna hold significant cultural and historic value. They were built during the medieval period to provide shelter from the rain and sun, and have since become a defining feature of the city’s architecture. Today, they are used as a popular spot for locals and tourists to relax and socialize, as well as being a hub for shopping and dining. The porticoes of Bologna are also an important part of the city’s rich cultural history, and have been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Their inclusion in this photographic project not only adds an aesthetic element but also serves as a tribute to the cultural significance of these iconic structures.