Curated by ROAM Photography
#HashtagRome is an experimental project that strives to explore the relationship betweenphotography and social media. It has been created by blending together thousand of pictures of Rome that have been posted on Instagram by users from all over the world. We have searched and collected the most recurring photos of the main monuments of Rome, tagged with the same hashtag. We have downloaded and painstakingly and manually overlaid each photo to make them fit together and compose a sort of "average” photo. Each layer is made of various and different photographs of the same subject: it is the same monument shot in colour and black and white, at daylight and night time, with many or few tourists, on sunny and rainy days.
Layer by layer the unnecessary gradually fades away: the tourist flow turns into a dark, blurred shadow while the “Great Beauty” of Rome soars in a timeless, light-coloured digital gouache
ROAM is both a photo studio/gallery and an italian collective that is actually composed by Tommaso Ausili, Carlo Gianferro and Luigi Orru. The idea of ROAM was born from the mutual desire to reinterpret the iconography of the city of Rome. Its first collective project, Jubilee People, has been exhibited at MACRO and was among the finalists of the Ponchielli Prize on 2017.
15 giugno, ore 19.00
dal 16 al 30 giugno 2018
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Via del Falco, 30A, 00193 Roma