Anna Positano



A Steady Diet of Nothing. Archives 2004-2021

2004 – 2021

This project is a compound selection of photographs from my archives. In 2021, after years of accumulation, dispersion, and partial neglect, I filled an old Olivetti cabinet with films and hard drives dating back to 2004. In an attempt to summarize my photographic process, I noticed a hungry attitude towards producing new images rather than formalizing projects and series; therefore, I preferred rummaging through my archives instead of shooting new photographs. In this work each image is a fragment that embodies my archives as a whole. By juxtaposing and editing existing materials I aspire to generate new layers of meaning while re-discussing my photography.

Commissioned by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Municipality of Reggio Emilia for the programme Giovane Fotografia Italiana.