BY FULVIO BORTOLOZZO
Fulvio Bortolozzo was born in Torino (Italy) in 1957, where he currently lives and works. In 1980, he graduates in set design from the Accedemia Albertina di Belle Arti, Torino's Academy of Fine Arts. He uses the camera as an observation tool. He exhibits his pictures in Italy and abroad. Since 1998, he is a professor at the IED (Institute of European Design) in Torino. Since 2008 he writes his observations on photography and its surroundings on the blog Camera Doppia. Between 2009 and 2011, he creates the cultural project Osservatorio Gualino, in occasion of which he curates and organises the competitive exhibition Lens Based Art Show (2010). In 2013, he opens a Facebook group called We Do the Rest. In 2014, he curates the editorial and photographic project Questo Paese and opens a personal blog-site, Fulvio Bortolozzo. He is also actively involved in didactic and cultural activities in the context of Visual Culture.
Olimpia (2004-2006 selection) is the photographic trace of the author walking across the cityscape of the new olympic Torino (Italy). The conceptual formulation of this project is born from the series Passing Scenes (Soap Opera), of which preserve the strictly autobiographic relationship with the photographic act. A contemplative attitude has been considered essential in order to reduce in precise forms the complex of perceptions experienced during the direct observations of the places. In this way, the choice of the nocturnal shooting promote the estrangement and the concentration of the look.