Eyeshot Collection #10: Andrea Torrei’s
“Realities Hidden Within”

Realities Hidden Within” is the first book of the Italian documentary photographer Andrea Torrei, with an introduction by Sandro Parmiggiani. Over 130 photographs narrate a long journey through different cultures.

Realities Hidden Withinautographed by Andrea Torrei will be available for a maximum of 3 releases:

  • 1st Drop (120 White Editions, 30 Black Editions, 3 exclusive postcards): available from February 21, 2022.
  • 2nd Drop (150 White Editions): coming soon.
  • 3rd Drop (150 White Editions): coming soon.
Andrea Torrei Postcards Eyeshot
Exclusive Gift
3 limited edition postcards

Only the first 150 orders will receive 3 limited edition postcards signed by Andrea Torrei.

The best Street Photography experience you can have delivered directly to your doorstep.

01 Fine Art Frame Torrei Eyeshot
Black Edition © Andrea Torrei
Product Details – Black edition
Limited Edition Print 1/30

The White and Black Editions differ in one thing and one thing only.

Each Black Edition contains one unique Fine Art Photograph (30×21 cm – printed on Hahnemühle FineArt paper with pigment inks and tested for longevity) that has never been printed for sale before. Available through the purchasing of this book only.

Eyeshot aims to keep every publication limited-edition in quantity and quality.

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© Andrea Torrei
Made in Italy
Fedrigoni Papers | Symbol Tatami

Eyeshot uses only papers from Fedrigoni, an Italian paper mill founded in 1888 in Verona. All Fedrigoni’s papers are FSC® certified, made from pure ECF pulp. Every product is fully biodegradable and recyclable.

Symbol Tatami White 135g/m2 is a thick paper coated on both sides with a Matt finish. Its volume and thickness give it a remarkable textural consistency that makes it ideal for prestigious publications such as Eyeshot’s monographs.

Credentials

EFC: ELEMENTARY CHLORINE FREE | It’s an environmentally friendly type of paper that has been bleached with products free of elemental chlorine. By replacing it with chlorine dioxide, polluting emissions are reduced by 90%.

FSC® MIX | The Forest Stewardship Council is one of the internationally recognised forestry certification systems, which guarantees the proper management of forests and the traceability of the resulting products.

HEAVY METAL ABSENCE | Paper and packaging are produced in a way that allows them to be reused and recycled. The absence of harmful metals and other substances and materials that are hazardous to human health is guaranteed.

LONG LIFE: ISO 9706 | This certification ensures that paper production recycles more CO2 than it emits, thus reducing the release of CO2 into the atmosphere that causes global warming. In compliance with ISO 9706 standards, the paper we use is acid-free which gives it resistance to light, wear and tear, and durability over time. It can be stored for up to 200 years.

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© Andrea Torrei
The Photographer
Andrea Torrei

Andrea Torrei (1967) is an Italian photographer based in Rome, Italy. Passionate about history, law, and politics, Andrea has worked for associations and NGOs to help women and children for several years. Her studies and background strongly shaped how she perceives the environment and photographs it. Her work often brought her to travel abroad.

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© Andrea Torrei
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© Andrea Torrei
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© Andrea Torrei
The monograph
“Realities Hidden Within”

As the first book of the Italian photographer, “Realities Hidden Within” represents the ability to see beyond what is sanctioned as habitual. The photographs taken by Andrea Torrei bring us immediate impressions of colors, geometric proportions, and balances. They become metaphors for a profound sense of the universal human condition and challenge the sentimental education of the viewer.

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© Andrea Torrei
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© Andrea Torrei
In details
The photographic journey

Due to her background, Andrea Torrei has been involved for years in the problems of that suffering portion of humanity that inhabits a large part of our planet. The author was able to develop close relationships with people she met and places she visited through a deep immersion in the local culture, the efforts and sufferings of women and children. She gave herself up to photography and discovered the visible and mysterious realities hidden within.

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© Andrea Torrei
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© Andrea Torrei
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© Andrea Torrei
The photographer's vision
“Street photography regards mainly people, the capture of a fleeting moment. A photo can be blurred, out of focus, and yet of strong and great impact.”
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© Andrea Torrei
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© Andrea Torrei
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© Andrea Torrei
Eyeshot is the first independent publisher working exclusively with street and documentary photographers from all around the world.

We are headquartered in Italy, with a community sharing the same passion from over 120 countries on 5 continents.

We curate limited edition books and magazines. Made by street photographers, for street photographers.

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