DarioJ Laganà

Dario-Jacopo Laganà (www.norte.it) is an Italian photographer living in Berlin for 5 years. After spending some years on travel photography (especially in Middle East) and photojournalism, he decided to inspect studio photography with experimental portraits projects and to work on interior and architecture photography. From his personal interest in the Second Great War and the Cold war, he started the blog Elephant in Berlin (www.elephantinberlin.com), to provide documentary evidence of the city and its changes, of the historical places, buildings and curiosities on Berlin and Brandenburg.

He's the co-author of the book “We Will Forget Soon” (www.wewillforgetsoon.com), a documentary photographic research project on the traces of the Soviet Army in the former East Germany, developed in 3 years travelling about 8000 km, documented more than 300 locations with an archive with over 10,000 photos. The project has been funded by the Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur - German Federal Foundation for the Reconciliation of the SED Dictatorship (www.bundesstiftung-aufarbeitung.de) and the Italian Cultural Institute Berlin. The project has been part of the official program of the Berlin Art Week and the Nordwind Festival (Dresden-Hellerau) in 2015. The project has been also officially presented at the City/Municipality of Rome, Capitoline Hill.

He's the official photographer for the events of the Italian Cultural Institute in Berlin and for special events of the Italian Embassy in Berlin.
He has been teacher, artist and coordinator for the Berlin workshop of the INSART project (http://www.insart.eu), a social art project developed in 5 european countries and funded with support from the European Commission.

Together with the photographer Stefano Corso, he's running once a year a workshop of photography in Berlin, tracing the relationship between contemporary life and the legacies of history, exploring every year a different area of the city and combining it with street photography.

His project "Berlin by the Clouds" - which explores the relationship between the architecture of the city and the clouds - was hosted by the Italian Institute of Culture in Berlin within the "Ü-Berlin" exhibition and was the winner of the "Eurostars Berlin Hotel" award on the occasion of the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

Some of his works are represented by Kromìa Photo Art Gallery, Naples (IT) - www.kromia.net

Clients and Collaborations (2012-2015 selection):
Airbnb, Airbnb Neighbourhood Project Berlin, between, Doreapalan, Fabric Club London, Italienische Botschaft (Italian Embassy)- Berlin, La Gazzetta dello Sport, Italienisches Kulturinstitut Berlin, Julius eRRol Flynn, kakoii Werbeagentur Berlin, Kromìa, Las Bandidas, Let´z living, MB Capital Services GmbH, Stefano Corso, Stratofyzika, Wilde Office, Wooguru.

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