Marco Citron, Pordenone, Italy
His artistic research is focused on the natural and urban landscape.
Studied at the faculty of Philosophy University Ca' Foscari of Venice (where he also followed the course of history of photography taken by Prof.Italo Zannier).
Professional photographer he exhibited his work regularly since 2003 in private galleries and public spaces, in Italy as well in France, Germany, Spain, Slovenia, Austria, Poland, Lithuania.
Among the solo exhibition in 2007 at the IX Biennial of Photography in Tenerife (Spain) and in 2008 at DesignHaus Darmstadt.
In 2008 was selected for the Third International Award Citoler Pilar in Spain.
In 2009 has been among the winners at Portfolio review at Rencontres D'Arles.
Among others wrote of his work Martin Parr and Irina Tchmyreva curator of the Museum of Modern Art in Moscow.
The photos follow a dialectic sequence, high position and portraits.
Donetsk is a large city in eastern Ukraine, famous to be a heavily industrialized territory and a coal mining area suffering from urban decay and industrial pollution.
Paradoxically, during soviet time Donetsk had the reputation of one of the greenest city in ex-urss and was called city of a million roses.
So to describe the city today and don’t fall in cliché’ I have follow the traces of way of green. I have taken photos from the top of different roofs showing the presence of the green in the city center which is so diffuse and wild that I would like to define it as a forest.
Parallel I got down, moved between the trees and I have take portraits of the people who really lives and fight in this forest, the homeless (also known as Bomzhes in Russian). The last picture show a cut tree along a river, symbolic of a nature that still exists but it’s ill.
CRAF Centro di Ricerce e Archiviazione della Fotografia, Spilimbergo, Italy
Centro de Fotografía Isla de Tenerife, Tenerife, Spain