Anna Positano



Lungo Mare Canepa


Lungo Mare Canepa is a coastal promenade situated on the western outskirts of Genoa. Despite its charming name, the lungomare is actually a fast-paced road, where the sea view is obstructed by container terminals and industrial port activities. The project focuses on the experiential perception of the street. While walking along the northern side of the road, the photographer shot towards the sea at regular intervals of seventy steps, aiming to encompass the entire lungomare as one continuous strip. Beyond the industrial port, along the Diga Foranea, the breakwater that runs parallel to the coastline, a second series of photographs examines the mainland. Inspired by Ed Ruscha’s Every Building on the Sunset Strip (1966), Lungo Mare Canepa is conceived as a leporello book, showcasing an uninterrupted view of both sides of the promenade.

A project produced by TEU (Twenty – foot Equivalent Unit), transdisciplinary festival by ON Bologna with DISFOR – Università di Genova, funded by Compagnia di San Paolo

An artist’s book produced by Camera – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia for FUTURES 2018

Hard cover canvas leporello, giclée print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper, 22 pages, 20.5 x 17 cm (open 20.5 x 374 cm)