Giuseppe’s photographic odyssey stands as a resounding testament to his unyielding passion for exploration. His work is a vivid portrayal of his unwavering dedication to encapsulating the multifaceted essence of religious faith. Through the lens of his camera, he doesn’t merely capture moments; he crafts a visual narrative that transcends time and space. His photographs serve as more than mere images; they act as bridges connecting the past and the present. In this intricate tapestry of visual storytelling, he skilfully weaves together stories of unwavering devotion, the echoes of historical legacies, and the pressing issues confronting contemporary communities.
What sets Giuseppe apart is his ability to infuse life into ancient traditions, breathing fresh vigour into customs that have withstood the test of time. His lens doesn’t merely record; it transports us into the very heart of these hallowed chambers, allowing us to witness firsthand the fervour and spirituality that define these sacred rituals. In Giuseppe’s photographic narratives, religion transcends the boundaries of just a belief system. It morphs into a profound exploration of culture, heritage, and the unassailable human spirit. With every click of his camera, he extends an invitation to the viewer, beckoning them to embark on a journey of introspection and understanding. His work is a potent reminder that faith isn’t confined to dogma; it’s a timeless, omnipresent force that shapes lives, moulds communities, and forms the bedrock of our shared humanity
Giuseppe Laera (Bari, *1992) is an italian photographer and visual storyteller with a strong passion for Visual Anthropology. After obtaining a BA in Communication Languages and Cultures at the University of Siena, he decided to pursue an MA in Photojournalism at the Higher Institute of Photography (ISFCI) in Rome. His work has been part of a number of exhibitions, including the Canon Student Development Programme in 2022 and the Perimetro Photoscouting in the same year. His work has been published in L’Espresso, Vice, Ombra Magazine, among others. Currently, Giuseppe works as an assistant at the Italian Institute of Photography (IIF) in Milan.