/ 2017 / Portraiture / Culture

C L A U S U S

  • Prize
    Silver in Portraiture/Culture
  • Company
    www.elisabettariccio.it
  • Photographer
    Elisabetta Riccio

Clausus comes from Latin and it means close.
At the same time it refers to a separate place where you can meet
God, to a material obstacle ( the wall, the greeting, the edge, the
locked doors) and to the rules which favour this separation.
Inside those segregated walls, made of closed doors, every day life
takes place in silence and life here is marked with the only sounds
of the bells and the nuns’ prayers, which give a regular rhythm
which is repeated in the same way every day. Day after Day at the
same hours in the same places doing the same things. In this way
the perception space - time changes and becomes relative: the
only ‘noises’ of the wind, the twittering of birds, the chirping of
the grasshoppers and the same sound of silence, make you feel
distant from external reality thus becoming a company which talks
to you.

Elisabetta Riccio was born in Italy.
She graduated in Architecture and she attended specialization courses in Photography at IED (European Institute of Design), Turin.
Her exhibitions includes: Fondazione Dante Alighieri, Berlino; Pretty Portal Gallery, Dusseldorf; Galo Art Gallery, Torino; Allegra la Viola Gallery, New York; Mana Wynwood, Miami.

Awards ND AWARD Honorable Mention : Wedding story
ND AWARD Honorable Mention : Mirrors
PX3 PARIS: Honorable Mention : Mirrors