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Mauro Curti’s series “Riturné” has been selected as one of the finalist in the 2022 Eyeshot Open Call series category.
Mauro Curti’s “Riturné” delves into the depths of the inner self, facilitated by a journey back to the photographer’s hometown. This captivating photo series examines the intricate relationships between individuals and their native territories, personal conflicts, and the notions of family and belonging. It reflects upon the memories and absences that define the concept of home and the inevitable passage of time that causes certain aspects of our lives to fade away.
Centered around the province of Cuneo, situated in the northern Italian region of Piemonte, “Riturné” showcases the reality that Mauro Curti experienced growing up, including the places, people, and beliefs that shaped his upbringing.
Raised in a small village near the Alps, Curti’s love for nature guided his initial foray into photography, capturing moments connected to the rural landscape and the myriad forms of life found in nature.
Reconnecting with Roots
Central to the photographer’s creative process is the everyday and ordinary life, which is deeply influenced by the outdoors and an insatiable desire to explore without the constraints of geopolitical boundaries.
“Riturné“, which translates to “Come Back” in the Piedmontese dialect, is a poignant attempt to maintain and preserve a living connection with a past that is gradually becoming history.
Through his evocative photographs, Curti seeks to immortalize small fragments of a fading world before they vanish, reminding us of the impermanence that pervades every aspect of life.
“Riturné” is a visual ode to the enduring bonds between individuals and their origins, inviting viewers to reflect on their own connections to the places and memories that have shaped them.
Eyeshot Magazine #10 | Open Call Edition
This is the tenth issue of Eyeshot Magazine always in limited edition of 500 copies, showcasing the thoughtful and creative photographs of the 70 talented photographers who have been selected as the winners, jurors’ picks and finalists of the Eyeshot Open Call 2022. The artworks were chosen from over 6000 photographssubmitted from more than 100 different countries, making this a truly global showcase of street and documentary photography.
Born in 1980 in northern Italy, Mauro Curti discovered his passion for photography after exploring various career paths. His journey led him through Central and South America, eventually settling in Buenos Aires in 2015. There, he embraced analog photography and developed a distinct artistic style. In 2019, Mauro returned to Italy and began his long-term project, “Riturné“. This work earned him a scholarship for a Master’s Degree in Documentary Photography at TAI University (URJC) in Madrid, where he currently resides and continues to refine his craft.
Mauro Curti continues to hone his craft and share his unique perspective through his evocative and compelling photographic work. His journey, marked by dedication and passion, serves as an inspiration to those seeking to follow their dreams and explore the world through the lens of a camera.
Open Call 22
The 2022 Eyeshot Open Call saw the submission of over 6.000 photographs by incredibly talented photographers from over 100 different countries. With the participation on an extraordinary jury composed of Marco Savarese, founder and editor-in-chief of Eyeshot, Magnum photographers such as Trent Parke and Emin Özmen, leading representatives of street and documentary photography scene – Vineet Vohra, Siegfried Hansen, Koci Hernandez , Mark Abramson and Isadora Kosofsky – and winners of the World Press Photo Award – Narelle Autio and Kitra Cahana – these artworks were selected for their visual storytelling, creativity, and style in conveying their unique observations of contemporary reality.
Street and documentary photography feel the urgency to elevate the streets of the world into theaters without requiring humans to perform. In front of each of these images, you can mirror yourself. Or you can also just look at them.
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