May 2024

Presentation Thursday May 9th, 7 pm,

Silence is a Gift, by Ciro Battiloro. Published by Chose Commune

Rione Sanità (Naples), Santa Lucia (Cosenza), Torre del Greco. There are places in Southern Italy that carry scars of incurable wounds on the walls and on the flesh of its inhabitants. In those wounds lay the historical memory and the real face of people. Their names are Alfonso, Elena, Marco, Stefania, to name a few. Some are from the same districts and know each other, others don’t. But they have one thing in common: they’ve all met Ciro Battiloro, who has followed them into the intimacy of their home, with his camera and with his heart. He portrayed their everyday life by taking part in it. Never an intruder, Ciro Battiloro is a friend, a brother, and a confident. He doesn’t focus so much on the marginality, but rather on the extraordinary vitality. He has seen new lives being born, children becoming teenagers, and then parents in their turn. He also had to say goodbye. Silence is a Gift is about love and loneliness, life and death, pain and joy — but most importantly, about intimacy and resistance.

Ciro Battiloro (b. 1984, Torre del Greco) is an Italian photographer based in Napoli. He studied philosophy at The University of Naples Federico II and later on specialized in documentary photography. Ciro uses a very intimate approach: it is through everyday life that he tackles broader social thematics. His work has been published in several magazines and exhibited in various museums, galleries and festivals.

Hours and Infos

Thursday May 9th, presentation at 7 pm

Leporello, Via del Pigneto, 162/e – Roma
info@leporello-books.com