Lorenzo Castore, Glitter Blues, 2021

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Discover the world of Franchina, Cioccolatina, Lulù, Ramona, Brigida, Ornella, Monica the

Viking, Fiorella, Rosa, Ambra and Graziella – Sicilian trans people and transvestites living/working in Catania’s neighbourhood San Berillo, that has always been the red-light district.


What started by accident in 2004, has become a long-term relation between Lorenzo

Castore and “the girls”. Each time he was in Catania, he visited them in their neighbourhood

and chatted with them between the clients.


“The girls’ neighbourhood was set in the city in such a way that it seemed like a separate

territory, like an island without the sea around it or a castle without fortifications. After entering one of the alleyways of entry around the perimeter it feels like you are closed in, watched over and shielded. It’s like entering a private village that almost resembles an open-air home. In those four streets intimacy lives on the thresholds of the ground-floor single-rooms that open onto the street, and the invitation to be swallowed by it all is what defines the very nature of the place.”

Lorenzo Castore

Lorenzo Castore
Glitter Blues
Blow Up Press, 2021
Photographs: Lorenzo Castore
Essays: Francesco Franchina Grasso and Lorenzo Castore
Book design: Aneta Kowalczyk
Photo edition: Lorenzo Castore and Aneta Kowalczyk
Photo post-processing: Aneta Kowalczyk
Translations: Sean McDonagh
Proofreading: Ben Borek
165×235 mm
ISBN: 978-83-952840-9-0

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