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Pietro Bruno | I dipend on me, I dipend on you


In the last two years, I suffered from depression which led me to abuse legal and illegal “substances”. Because of these problems I was hospitalized two times in a psychiatric clinic.

The work consists of a series of self-portraits that document the various stages of my addiction, from drugs and alcohol use to the detoxification in a psychiatric hospital.

When I realized and accepted this state of addiction, I started to bring with me two little compact cameras to photograph my self.

I don’t know why I realized this kind of work, maybe because I am a photographer, always ready to look for stories of hardship to tell… and this time the main character was me.

I was the photographer and the subject of a sad story at the same time.

In one hand “the substance” and in the other one the camera.

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