Minamo no Tsuki
Ilaria Conte (Turin, 1980) graduated from the City of Westminster College in London in 2004 and began assisting some of the most influential photographers in the world of advertising while pursuing a personal shooting career.
Over time, her career started to focus less on glossy advertising photography and more on her true passion - photographing urban landscapes filled with natural light and the presence of perfect strangers.
Conte has deep admiration for the “Are - Bure - Boke” style, the art of Shoko Hashiomoto, Daido Moriyama, Kōji Taki and the experimental work of Eikoh Hosoe, and has developed a strong passion and profound interest for Japanese photography and its exponents.
Her fusion of western design rules with the more serene oriental sense of beauty is highly notable in her style.
In New York City in Autumn 2019, Conte exhibited 105 images depicting this style which had been taken in the Kantō and Kansai regions on her first trip to Japan in the winter of 2018.
This collection was showcased in her first book – Minamo no Tsuki – an intimate diary involving the viewer to engage with gentle and quiet observation of our society.
Conte’s photography is quiet and poetic, spiritual and deeply personal. Her work reveals what is beyond a journey with striking black and white images celebrating a melancholy solitude with a deep sense of loneliness and silence.
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