The Living Image is a blog dedicated to tracing the legacy of photojournalism's most iconic shots, though people's tributes, remakes and derivative works.
I am desperately in love with photojournalism, all of it, current and past, being - at times - lucky enough to feel myself a part of it. I first thought of opening the blog after studying the rich afterlife of famous pictures: just how many times have we seen the Afghan Girl outside the familiar NatGeo's yellow frame? And did you know that an autographed version of the Kiss in Times Square was once authenticated to be sold as memorabilia?
I will scan the www looking for these examples of the lingering and evocative power of the pictures that made history, with an amused and affectionate look. If you're on Tumblr, come say hi.
Spending the very first hours of 2013 finalizing my latest project Relics, collection #1 for the upcoming exhibition Officina Re-Think, kicking off next Saturday Jan 05th. Final series soon available online, in the meantime, looking forward to seeing you in Prato if you're around, make sure you check out the official Facebook page.
Officina Re-Think - Festival del Riuso e Riciclo Creativo
5-6 Gennaio 2013, Officina Giovani, Prato
Mostra collettiva a cura di Pamela Gori con testo critico di Alessandro Gallicchio, con gli scatti di: Rachele Salvioli, Agnese Morganti, Barbel Reinhard, Alessandro Destro e Lorenzo Cotrozzi.
08/01/2013: And here's a nice article about the exhibition in Artribune.
Wonderful news: Oh Comely, hands down one of the best magazines on planet Earth, just published an extract of Italian Dinners - complete with a set of juicy Italian-vegetarian recipes and an interview + portrait with yours truly.
Make sure you check out Oh Comely as they're an amazingly talented bunch of people making possibly the most beautiful magazine out there.
Another small multimedia production of mine has been featured by XL Repubblica: here's the interview with Pierpaolo Capovilla from Il Teatro Degli Orrori talking about his collaboration with Tongs, the avant-garde art, Carmelo Bene, and Italian Politics.
I'm working on a mobile documentary series on the Chinese and Italian communities in Prato and their shared territory. The two communities have been living together since the early 90s but struggled to build a positive connection ever since, mainly due to Prato's sudden and crippling economic downturn to which, in the views of the locals, the Chinese settlement allegedly contributed. The series is an attempt to capture a social separation from the point of view of the parallels it has now started to draw between the two communities: a foreign country becoming a home to foreign people.
The final work will be showcased at the Digiarte Festival in Sesto Fiorentino (Florence) this coming October. In the meantime, you can follow my photo workbook on Instagram, where I am - as usual - @aggiemorganti.
Jumper Photo Magazine #5 was just released on the iPad App Store. I feel really lucky to be part of this incredible editorial team: check out the app which has extra cool iPad and iPhone versions (contents are all in Italian & English), and read my feature on the future of Photojournalism within the mobile photography world with contributions by MSNBC'S Photoblog senior multimedia producer Meredith Birkett and documentary photographer Theodore Kaye.
Terre di Mezzo #30, December 2011, text by Giorgio Fontana.
Exploring life in Prato's controversial Chinatown, a small and densely populated area hosting one of the largest Chinese communities of the country.
New posts on As Seen on TV today, after all the Wimbledon drama. Enjoy the results.
Tongs are a exp rock band from Italy: we met in April as they opened for Il Teatro Degli Orrori, one of the most successful indie rock bands in the country. Here's their video interview with Pierpaolo Capovilla, frontman for Il Teatro Degli Orrori and featured on a track of Tongs' debut album. The video was published by Rolling Stone Italy, check it out (Italian only - sorry).