Dismaland (2015)

The most recent work of Banksy is a rich art exhibition under the form of a “bemusement park”. The park grounds and galleries are full of interesting and provocative installations (the most disturbing being a game where you can drive a series of refugees boats); the general theme of social and political critic feels very refreshing and somewhat reassuring. Another positive aspect is the ability to kindle interest in crowds that are usually not interested by art and  social themes.

Despite all these positive aspects, being part of any mass crowd always brings some sort of social critic and irony. This is most probably not coincidental, given the previous works of Banksy, the most notable example being the “Exit through the gift shop” documentary, probably the greatest pun of all times towards the arts industry and arts-consuming crowds. With this in mind, here a few pictures that document those aspects of being part of any modern crowd.

Thailand (2013)

San Francisco (2013)

Paris (2011)

Istanbul (2011)

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Terraproject is an italian photographic collective focused on reportages founded in 2006: the group was awarded with the notorious World Press Photo prize in 2009 and has published its work in various magazines and newspapers around the world. The Blitz! group (which i’m part of) has organized a meeting with Simone Donati, one of the members of the collective, about reportage; we are really interested in their way of doing reportages today and we appreciate their way to find new ways to fund their projects.

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