“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak
Whispers the o’er-fraught heart and bids it break”
People are not allowed to use mirrors in the Centre for Behavioural Eating Disorders of Chiaromonte (Potenza, Italy). The reflected image does not exist there. But this also means that for the guests of the Centre a new life, which shines in its own light, begins in that very place.
This was the inspiration for Mirrorless, the first book of photographs by Carla Cantore, which reconstructs the most important moments of some guests’ daily life in the Centre through photographs taken over the 6 months the author followed them.
Mirrorless chronicles the extraordinary nature of every existence lived with courage, and Carla Cantore with her photographs seeks that thin thread of hope, that desire to be loved, to be seen and lived for what one is, a desire which is hidden deep down in each of us, sometimes under a thick blanket of pain.
Photos by Carla Cantore and texts by Alessandro Cirillo but also by specialists and professionals like Mario Marra, Rosa Trabace, Federico Lapetina, Gabriele Catania, and Ada Nubile. These texts, also availablet in English, narrate of scientific truths and, at the same time, true stories. Of love often pursued at all costs, in order to become somehow accepted, to become visible.
Sergio Gallo (journalist)
For those willing to support my project for the fulfilment of my first photographic book through the CROWDBOOKS.COM platform, the campaign ends November 14th, 2016.
Carla Cantore, was born in 1972 in Matera where she lives and works. She started working with photography in 2011 when she collaborated with the ARCI Bari for the Research Report on youth issues and political refugees matters. She became so involved that she decided to attend workshops on social and denunciation photography, photo features, portrait and conceptual photography. She also continued her training with courses in composition and visual perception held by internationally recognized photographers.
She is currently enrolled in a three-year training course in Art Therapy specializing in Visual arts / photo / video in Rome. Her photographs have been published on several online magazines such as Espresso Napoletano, The Dead Zone, and Sci.
see her Materia project on aamora,and her portfolio on PhotoVogue . The Accademia Internazionale della Luce named her an honorary member. See a video of the project on YouTube and please feel free to share in support of her project!