Anna Di Prospero (b. 1987) studied photography at the The Istituto Europeo di Design, Rome, and at the School of Visual Arts, New York, where she became interested in the relationship between humanity and the environment. The Urban self-portrait series combines architecture with performance; expressive poses are injected into charismatic scenes where buildings are a source of invigoration. Bold shapes and primary colours are a consistent feature; angles of contemporary cities reach an intriguing equilibrium with bodily contortions. Di Prospero has exhibited as part of Les Rencontres d’Arles, the Month of Photography, Los Angeles, and La Triennale di Milano, and won several competitions including the Sony World Photography Award in Portraiture. Marseille(s), a new publication available from le bec en l’air, documents 20 images taken from a 2014 artist’s residency which revels in geometric construction. www.annadiprospero.com.
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