Claudio Cricca began studying photography in 1994, and has attended international classes in photojournalism in Italy and the US. His works were selected as winning photos at The Humanity Photo Awards. In 2008, his first book, “faceless”, about the Criminally Insane Asylums in Italy, was published. He won the Gold Award of Excellence at the […]
Photographers Archives: Claudio Cricca
Claudio Cricca (www.claudiocricca.com), born in Bologna in 1968. The study of photography began in the season of 1994/95. From 1996 to 2000 he attended international classes of photojournalism in Italy and in the US. In 1997/98 he started working on a long project based on the “Police Work” which is still in progress and has brought him opportunities to work with police forces from different countries. For many years he worked on a long-term project, which shows the daily life in the almost unknown former Criminally Insane Asylums (Hospitals for the Criminally Insane) in Italy. This project, named Faceless, has been showing in international exhibitions and in 2007 the book was published by Damiani. In 2004, he began his relationship with the Redux Pictures agency, which distributes his work.
his project, begun in 1998, examines the realities of the Italian Hospitals for the Criminally Insane (formerly mental hospitals for the criminally insane). They remain largely unknown even today. The Italian government is dealing with these actually antiquated institutions, which do not have equivalents on the international scene. Because of this, it has been considering […]
Through subjects which are hard, frequently morbid and often far from our everyday concerns, these photographers are taking on the primary role of the artist. They are revealing our deepest contradictions and expressing their dreams and the nightmares which we prefer to forget.
Writer(s): Alain Jullien