11 Jan, 2023
This series of pictures is about my life and my "therapy". It revolves around the empathic relation between my inner visions and the daily life that surrounds me. I have never been able to travel the world, so I always traveled inside myself. After moving to Pianello and beginning my life at Cesura, I slowly learned a new therapy for my mind: I quit taking pills and started taking pictures more seriously. It’s started to be my therapy and became my way of life. It's my purest form of happiness. The more I get honest with my photography, the happier I feel.
Marco Zanella was born in Parma in 1984. He approached photography in 2005, after a prematurely deceased uncle bequeathed him his cameras. For some years he studied photography in Milan and collaborated with his dear friend and artist Matteo Ferretti from Parma. In 2012 he settled in the studio of Cesura & Alex Majoli and became his assistant. In the following years he trained as a photographer and printer. Since 2012 he travels often to the south of Italy and documents his experiences and meetings, in search of a personal vision of southern Italy. He works mainly in Basilicata, Calabria and Sicily. Simultaneously with this long "journey to the south", he documents, in a sort of continuous visual diary, his personal life in Emilia-Romagna, especially his experience inside the studio. In 2018, thanks to the photographer and friend "Daniele Casadio", he approaches the community of the town of Cotignola. Here begins a project of documentation of the life of the village, commissioned by the municipality itself, which has become his first book titled “Scalandrê, published by Cesura Publish in 2021. Since 2019 he’s a full member of Cesura Collective. Lives and works in Pianello Val Tidone, Italy.