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Giovanni Pascarella / ジョバンニ パスカレッラ

This Game We Play


2018.2.6(tue) - 2.11(sun)

Open 12:00-19:00



Two years ago I started collecting vernacular photography albums and negatives sold at auctions,

mostly from the Showa era and all of unknown provenance.

 I was initially attracted by the apparently unpretentious approach to photography that these non-

professional photographers were revealing in their snapshots. 

Little was known to me about these photographs if not at times a few details contained in the images

themselves: famous places in Japan or shops windows were sometimes revealing at least the identity

of the locations where the pictures had been taken.

 As a photographer myself, living with these images has led me to understand that deprived from

their subjective value 

photographs are pages of a universal diary about how we engage with the world and with life itself

through a seamless iteration of faces, things and places that mean something to us. 


In this exhibition prints of my own pictures and prints of found negatives are merged into a

sequence that plays with the sense of time and offers a naked perspective about the power of

photography itself.





1979 Born in Napoli, Italy

2010 Moved to Japan (Tsurumi, Yokohama)