This project is a reflection on the period of the pandemic, experienced and seen through the eyes of adolescents. The goal is to reflect on their ability of adaptation. Challenged by continuous changing rules dictated by an unprecedented situation, the many Government laws and new behaviours to adopt, an entire generation has faced a crucial period in the formation of their individuality. The experience of the first kiss, the first sexual discoveries, parties, evenings out with friends, of school work, of group life, of first loves were all interrupted and they had to face a time of teaching and relationships at a distance, mediated by the screens of smartphones and computers.

The photographer asked some of them what they had discovered during this time, what and who had kept them company, how they had maintained a relationship with their world, what they had learned about themselves and how they will face life after this experience.

Finally, he asked what colour could represent them to create a setting around them, a tunnel, and condense the experiences, desires and dreams – even if partial – of each of them into a single photograph.

The images in this exhibition represent the free and playful interpretation that the photographer gave after collecting the precious answers of the teenagers.

Lorenzo Pesce cresce fotograficamente tra Londra, Los Angeles e New York, laureandosi in fotografia all’Art center College of Design di Pasadena, in California.

Vincitore di numerosi premi, il suo lavoro è stato pubblicato ed esposto in tutto il mondo, ed ha firmato campagne pubblicitarie per clienti di alto profilo sia in Italia che all’estero.
Insegna ritratto allo IED, alla RUFA e in altri istituti.

Le sue fotografie sono state pubblicate su numerose riviste italiane e straniere: 24 del Sole24 Ore, Corriere magazine, Gente, Il Venerdi, Io Donna, L’Espresso, La Domenica di Repubblica, Panorama, Style, Vanity fair, Departures, Lucky magazine, Men’s Journal, Newsweek, Time, Travel and Leisure.

Ha realizzato campagne pubblicitarie per ATM, Alitalia, il M.I.U.R., Biblioteche di Roma, Comune di Roma, Oil of Olaz, Stone Island, Dash e Philip Morris, Nokia, Poste, Lavazza.

This exhibition was organized in collaboration with the Roma Fotografia Association, which launched the photographic call “Freedom”, asking photographers from all over the world to explore the concept of freedom: perceptions, desires, dreams, to devote attention to needs.

Among the thousands of photographs received, the projects Tunnel and Morris “il cinemaio” have been selected to be exhibited at the 2021 edition of the festival in Montanaso Lombardo.

Comune di Montanaso Lombardo
Via G. Garibaldi, 28