The Silent Clapping of Their Hands
10 Jan, 2023
This project tells the story of an artist, Claudio Madia. In order to earn money and work as an acrobat, Claudio had decided to build a circus in the living room of his house in Milan, the Circincà, immediately closed due to the pandemic. After trying to reinvent himself in any way he came to the sad decision of having to sell the house. Now the Circincà no longer exists, what remains is a dreamy memory of what life was like before Covid-19.
Davide (1991, Messina, Italy) is a photojournalist and a documentary cinematographer based in Milan and graduated in 2016 at IED (European Istitute of Design) at the school of visual arts in photography. In 2022 was selected for Eddie Adams Workshop XXXV, in New York, and since 2021 he is a lecturer of photojournalism at IED Milan. His photographic work focuses on an authorial research that analyzes in depth the changes of what is around us, ranging from issues related to globalization to issues concerning the environment and adaptation of the human condition. During the Covid-19 pandemic he documented the “new normal”, analyzing how humans adapted to what was happening around them. Since 2017, alongside his career as a photographer, he has collaborated on docufilms, with the film director Jacopo Marzi, as cinematographer. Davide was nominated in 2019 by 6×6 World Press Photo Global Talent Program, one of his photos was selected by National Geographic among the 10 iconic photos of 2020 and in 2021 was nominated as Newcomer at Leica Oskar Barnack Award. He has been published by National Geographic Magazine, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, among others. A photo taken by him has been selected as the cover of January 2021 special issue by some editions of National Geographic Magazine. His works received national and international awards, being exhibited in a several festivals all around the world.