«We were a group of young boys and girls from Terracina and we all loved photography; we decided to hold a photographic exhibition where we could all exhibit our photos. Different pictures and therefore different points of view, but identical subjects, to underline the peculiarities and sensitivities of each photographer. That exhibition was the first time I showed my photos in public». Emilia Capogna tells us about the beginning of her path with great simplicity and passion, a path that is giving her great satisfaction. There is a type of beauty to be discovered, in the shadows, far from big cities, held in the lesser known and lesser exposed territories of our country. The photos of that first exhibition were all about Terracina. Since then, Emilia has gone back with her camera to explore the same places, the provincial areas of Lazio, with the same desire: giving value to her native land and to the activities of those who work with nature. In her pictures entitled “Prospettive” (perspective), it is nature and man who are the protagonists, who show a possible way to cohabit. There are photos of farms in the area and also photos of farmers. Emilia explains: «For the people I photographed, working with nature is normal, it is a natural approach to life. I wanted to restore that in my pictures. They are photos with no filter, no gloss, no alterations». There is also room for animals, on which Capogna laid her gaze using irony and humanity.
Today, Emilia studies biological science at Roma Tre, studies that she returned to after a 3 year break during which she dedicated herself to stage photography, collaborating with several music labels, mainly in Milan. She prefers zoology and environmental biology to molecular biology and chemistry and internships in nature reserves are the best experience of all for her.
The story has been written by Giorgio Ghiotti, writer.