Photographers Archives: Tommaso Barsali

Tommaso-BarsaliTommaso Barsali (, 1979. I started taking pictures in 2002, in Lisbon. My main interest is about documentary photography.
“My latest project SUR – La sangre no es nada sin la tierra is about a Mapuche family reclaiming the right to live on their ancestra land in Patagonia, Argentina. Hulk’s Toys is an ongoing book project about Franco Bellucci, an outsider artist, formerly detained in an asylum during 40 years, and his self-made toys. An excerpt from this body of work has received an Honorable mention in IPA Awards 2011, and the project was awarded the Emerging Scholarship by Lucie Foundation in 2012. Earthquake Hotel is a documentary project about the situation in L’Aquila, Italy, two years after the earthquake, was exhibited in Fotografia Festival 2010, in Rome, curated by Marc Prüst, and in L’Aquila, in May 2011.”

LELEQUE, ARGENTINA - December 2011. Atilio Curiñanco, authority of the Mapuche community, seen at the entrance gate of the Santa Rosa Leleque Community in Argentinian Patagonia. The community reclaims the ancestral right to live on 585 ha of land, where they were born and that they consider part of the Mapuche community by oral tradition. For this they were brought to tribunal by the italian Benetton Group, who claims to be the legal owner of the land. The quest for land in Patagonia since 19th century has led to various mass killings of indigenous communities.

Tommaso Barsali | SUR – La sangre no es nada sin la tierra

SUR is a documentary project about a Mapuche community peacefully battling against the italian corporation Benetton Group, for the right to live in their ancestral land, in Patagonia, Argentina, where they were born and which belongs to them by oral tradition. The extension of the lands acquired by Benetton in the 90’s is said to […]


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