A photo book about women and men who have embraced radical choices and lifestyle. It's time to print, would you please give me a hand?

Project visual Radicalia
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<p> <strong>‘Radical’</strong> is something ‘acting in depth; concerning an issue beginning with its essential principles’, according to Salvatore Battaglia’s definition in the Grande dizionario della lingua italiana. With this as my starting point I travelled around Italy in search of women and men who – each in their own way and for different reasons – have embraced radical choices and lifestyles.</p> <p> This is the cover of the book:</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Radicalia_cover_low-1456921466" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/284814/Radicalia_Cover_low-1456921466.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> Fools, ravers, criminals, devouts and cloistered nuns: the subjects come to life in a series of portraits in which the photographic medium appears at times in its pure form, at others grafted in items of vernacular iconography (passport pictures, holy pictures, mug shots). Everything comes together in a concept album where the face becomes a prism through which to investigate the human need to undertake extreme and unconventional life paths.</p> <p>  </p> <p> The book is divided in <strong>5 chapters</strong>:</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Deviation</strong> is about town fools.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Devotion-1456921319" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/284809/Devotion-1456921319.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Devotion</strong> talks about the relation between Saints and Devouts.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Bakhita_1-1456921346" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/284810/Bakhita_1-1456921346.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Eversion</strong> depicts ten clans of Mafia.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Radicalia_5-1456921362" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/284811/Radicalia_5-1456921362.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Contemplation</strong> faces cloistered nuns.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Monache-1456921385" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/284812/Monache-1456921385.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Evasion</strong> is about nightlife, the world of raves and techno music events.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Waste_land_001prova-1456921409" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/284813/Waste_Land_001PROVA-1456921409.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> My name is Piero Martinello, a portrait photographer raised at <strong>Fabrica</strong>, Benetton’s communication research center.</p> <p> After assisting Mary Ellen Mark and Adam Broomberg &amp; Oliver Chanarin I started working as a freelance photographer for international magazines ( The Guardian, Financial Times, Forbes, Le Monde, Esquire) and communication agencies mainly in Spain and Italy.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Meanwhile I’ve been working on a single long-term project called <strong>Radicalia</strong>, which was made possible by the <strong>Luz Fellowship</strong> that<strong> Luz Photo Agency</strong> granted me in November 2012.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Radicalia has already been showed at the gallery <strong>Le Dictateur</strong> in Milan in June 2015 and at the <strong>Foto-Forum</strong> gallery in Bozen in September 2015, and presented at the last edition of <strong>PhotoLux</strong> Festival in Lucca, Italy.</p> <p> The project won the Fotofolio Review at Les Rencontres d’ Arles 2015, where I’m going to have a solo show at the upcoming 2016 edition.</p> <p> In May it’s going to be showed also in Barcelona at <strong>DocField</strong> 16.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Last summer the dummy of Radicalia was selected at the Luma Dummy Book Award in Arles.</p> <p> Now it’s time to <strong>print the actual book</strong>, which is also intended to be a guide to the exhibition.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Art director of the book is <strong>Lorenzo Fanton</strong>, a former Fabricante and a good friend living in New York City.</p> <p> Featuring visual contributions by Enrica Casentini, Alberto Gobber, Luca Zamoc, Patrick Waterhouse, Ramon Pez, Alberto Sola, Gino De Munari, Franco Ruaro.</p> <p> Texts by Piero Casentini and Cosimo Bizzarri.</p> <p> And with the support of Silvia Dovigo and Nicolò Degiorgis.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Radicalia_le_dictateur_overview-1456918455" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/284778/Radicalia_Le_Dictateur_Overview-1456918455.jpg"></p> <p> Installation shot at Le Dictateur, Milan, June 2015.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>

Allocation of funds

<p> <strong>Goal of this crowdfunding is to print the book.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> Specifically, it will help me cover half of the production costs for printing <strong>750 copies</strong>, printed by Longo, Italy. </p> <p>  </p> <p> It has 140 pages, sized 20,5x26,2 cm, Tritone offset printing on Munken Lynx paper.</p> <p>  </p> <p> The book is <strong>self published</strong>, and distributed by <strong>Rorhof Books</strong>.</p> <p>  </p> <p> You'll find us at the main international <strong>photography festivals</strong> in the next few months ( Turin, London, Wien, Arles, Amsterdam, New York City, Paris).</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="10481889_533013430154752_3127034036230520220_n-1457341972" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/286886/10481889_533013430154752_3127034036230520220_n-1457341972.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> Thank you for your precious support.</p> <p> <strong>I'll wait you in Arles on the week of July 4-10th</strong> for the opening party of the show, lots of sun and a glass of pastis!</p> <p> cheers</p> <p>  </p> <p> Piero</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>

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5 postcards set with an image from each chapter
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Shopper with the cover's image and 5 postcards set
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A signed copy of Radicalia, shipped to your place. (Please add 5 € for international shippings)
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A signed copy of Radicalia and a 20x20 cm print of Giovanni


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A signed copy of the book and a 40x50 cm print of Pino the anarchist


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Special edition of the book printed for the exhibition at Le Dictateur. Limited edition of 11
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A portrait in my studio and a visit to the industrial archeology. http://www.fabbricasaccardo.it


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A week end on top of mountain Pasubio, road of 52 tunnels, sleeping at Achille Papa lodge, alpine chorus, grappa. Historical guide by doc Piero Casentini ( who wrote the texts of the book) and the author.
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Early Birds! A signed copy of Radicalia at 30 € instead of 40, only for the first 30 supporters! Shipped to your place. (Please add 5 € for international shippings)
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