Massimiliano Faralli – Fashion Street

LdM Gallery is pleased to announce Fashion Street, an exhibition by the renowned
Tuscany-based street photographer Massimiliano Faralli. Faralli will present
photographs from his series dedicated to Milano Fashion Week, the result of which was also
the recently published book Fashion Week / Fashion Trip for Scripta Manent.

Curated by Spela Zidar
In collaboration with the LdM Photography Department under the supervision of Gianluca Maver

Opening: April 11th, from 5 to 8 PM
LdM Gallery, Via de’ Pucci 4

The first fascination of photography was its ability to capture the moment, to represent the
reality around it. Faralli with his understanding of street photography still aspires to capture
the decisive moment, the significant moment, although he does not document the reality but
shows it from his very personal point of view.

“For me, street photography is when the street becomes a stage, and we photographers,
attracted by the energy of the context, let ourselves be captured by the flow of that moment
until we become an integral part. Empathy and emotion guide much of my work.“ says Faralli.

The exhibition will also host a collection of photos by our Photography students, selected by
the artist, the gallery curator Špela Zidar, and LdM photography department
supervisor Gianluca Maver
. These photos were taken within the context of a workshop
that focused on Street Photography, during which the participants were led through
the streets of Florence by Faralli, to capture unusual and unique moments with their

During the workshop, organized by LdM Gallery, Massimiliano Faralli shared with the
participants his approach to the street, which he always treats with profound respect. The
photographer feels comfortable amidst his subjects, and it is that comfort that makes his
style unique and recognizable. Energy, different perspectives, bright colors accentuated by
the use of flash, and masterly use of light and shadows are his artistic signature.
His work is mostly about connection, participation, and relation with the people he is
photographing and taking on new challenges.
In interacting with students, Faralli describes his intentions as such: “Speaking about or
taking photography produces positive emotions of energy and a state of serenity in me. My
most important goal is to be able to transmit the same emotion to others, through my work,
my practice.”
LdM Gallery is glad to be able to offer this opportunity not only to the viewers
but also to the LdM students, creating new connections between them, the artist, and the

Gallery Supervisor: Spela Zidar
Gallery Intern: Anna Johnston, Katharine Temmallo

After the opening, the exhibition will stay open until Friday, May 8th,
Mon & Fri, 10 AM – 2 PM, Tue – Thu, 4:30 – 7:30 PM

The LdM Gallery is a project by Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici, an interdisciplinary space where academic research and artistic experimentation meet within a professional setting.

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