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Rome in a photograph – Giorgio Ialongo

Let’s inaugurate this new column: Romans’ Lives. Through the eyes, lives and stories of real Romans we will disclose to you anecdotes, hidden gems and secrets that none but locals and Rome inhabitants know. The protagonist of the episode of this post is Giorgio Ialongo, a friend of ours, but above all a great Photographer.

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Giorgio Ialongo was born in Rome on September 15, 1977. He started to take an interest in photography ever since his earliest youth thanks to the passion handed down from his father, who when he was just 13, gave him as a present his film Nikon. After a degree in Sociology of Art and Literature at La Sapienza University, in 2011 he majored in Digital Techniques at Photography and Communication Academy of San Lorenzo, one of the best schools of photography in Rome.

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Giorgio started working at the atelier of the master Marco Delogu where he met and get in touch with roman and international artists. At present our master of the “glass” has opened his own studio (Home Photo Studio) and deals with photos and video reportages for public events and private ceremonies, stage photos, photobooks, lookbooks and fine art printing.

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During our interesting interview Giorgio told us that he was born on the Isola Tiberina and then he grew up in the surrounding area. “Without any doubt I feel a strong bond with this area of Rome, this is a special place for me… in the same way with the Tiber and its charming bridges”. Most peculiar bridges of Rome’s river have been, during his personal and professional path, the habitat of this young photographer and essential to his cultural and photographic formation.

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According to the most of people, he explains us, “these are places for souvenir photos or touristic destinations.. but for me it’s different”. Similarly, for the locals who live this places everyday, this area and its attractions is like an oasis in the urban chaos: a recreational space, sometimes intimate, provided with an high and “important symbolic value that remind of old times and splendors of the past” he concludes.

Thanks Giorgio and see you soon for the next chapter of our new column “Romans’ Lives”.

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