INSULAE // ROBERTO BARBATO
January 28th - March 3rd 2016
INSULAE: Venice | Sicily | Manhattan by Roberto Barbato.
Location: Veniceinabottle, Castello 1794, 30122 Venice.
Opening hours: 11:00 - 18:00, Tuesday to Saturday.
Images by photographer Roberto Barbato in black and white as well as colour capture architectural details, urban landscapes, and the human environment. INSULAE is an 'in progress' photographic project working with images from Venice, Sicily and Manhattan. The exhibition is presented by VeniceArtFactory.
Roberto Barbato's photography has the flavour of a distant era. His photographs are honest, sincere, and without illsuions. Far from the distorted glossy reality produced by digital techniques, and far from an attempt to heighten colours and details in post-production. Barbato's work present moments of everyday life impressed in the artist's retina. Inspired by three islands, three places where Barbato lived and immersed himself in, and the sea that surrounds them: Sicily, Manhattan, and Venice.
Born in Sicily in 1951, Roberto Barbato has been a professional photographer since 1971. He is a professor of Media Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. He has worked as a photographer worldwide and has been employed by publishing houses as well as advertising and television companies.