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A mother like many others

A mother like many others, © Gianluca John Attanasio.

19/11/2015 Paris France Gianluca John Attanasio

Muslim mother in Paris
[T]he face of a mother (an elderly Muslim woman sitting on a bus in Paris, a few days ago). In her eyes I caught expressions of pain. Maybe resignation. Maybe just a veil of sadness. Then I followed, with my mind, the lines of her wrinkles, recognizing in them the contradictory fate of each human being. In the end, I thought: even if this world is falling into hells of human madness, the eyes of a mother, looking beyond her origins, her political or religious identities … Well, the eyes of a mother will always speak the same, pure universal language: the language of the heart … (Gianluca John Attanasio)




Gianluca John Attanasio

I am a composer, photographer, journalist and writer. I create music being inspired by “images in action” or by memories emerging from old, forgotten photos… Inversely, when I shoot pictures I get carried away by the ‘sound of life’. Photos are witnesses of a past / present that leaves inseparable and unique traces of experience in all of us. Behind any picture there’s an ‘invitation to life’, to an experience which almost regenerates itself miraculously, like when you relisten to a beautiful melody coming from the past. And that music always sounds powerful and amazing, because it’s moving yourself just like the first time you listened to it. This is what I call “power of Music”. This is what I also call “power of Phography”.

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