Tirana – Albania 1992-2019 The Book

Luca Brogi
PHOTOGRAPHER

TIRANA 1992 e 2019, due periodi storici dell’Albania

Street-photography

LUCA BROGI: A multi-disciplinary artist

Help me raise money to launch my project!

You can support the project without a reward by donating even one euro

Or buying a copy of a BOOK or Postcard or Fine Art Print with a crowdfunding project at:

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Lucca, Italy

WHAT I’M DOING NOW

EN: The printing of 1000 copies of the book, 500 postcards and 50 limited edition signed and numbered art prints
100 copies of the book will be donated to the subjects who have been portrayed
200 copies of the book will be given free through the Tirana bookstores
200 copies of the book will be given free through the Tirana schools
500 copies of the book will be sold to pay for printing the products

If the proceeds exceed the cost, the difference will be donated to some people whom I have portrayed, of whom I know the precarious economic situation. I would like to help them hope.

I would like to help people to remember, but above all to understand the relevance of photography and the spread of images as part of our culture to be handed down, also through books as a means of communication.

I would like to do a photographic exhibition in Tirana, with all the images from the book. Showing the two periods with A3 prints, using the compositions that are in the layout of the book. The profit from the sale of the exhibition prints, will be donated to families with children, who live in poverty.

WHAT I NEED

I started with some initial personal investments, now I need a financial support to continue this project. Your support will help me cover these expenses and will also allow me to focus on the development and expansion of this project.

I also accept help from organizations or states around the world where I can spread this project.

I don’t want anything to come without effort and hard work, I have always worked very hard to get better my talent for a good use. Consider helping us print THE BOOK!

I’m raising money to cover the cost of printing the book.

WHO I AM

I have acquired a good deal of experience in photography and related fields during my career.
I have always been passionate about photography, as a job and as a discovering in aesthetic communication, during my travels I found inspiration for my research on the relationship between society and how to interpret it, from 1980 to today.
I started photographing using the development and printing of black and white films, making all the photographic developments by mixing the basic chemical elements, gaining experience with all types of 35mm, medium format and optical bench cameras. Later I adapted myself to the new digital processes. My research is focused on the relationship between perception and reality, between illusion and truth, materials and surfaces that reveal details of a distorted reality.
I started photographing when I was young, I have traveled to many countries around the world (Sydney, New York, Athens, Eastern countries, North Africa, London, Barcelona), but especially in my native country, Italy.
Working in photography, with study and research, I gained experience as an experimental photographer, in a wide range of styles and services: commercial photography, still life, advertising and fashion photography, reportage and street-photography.

This is an important long-term project done with several trips to Tirana between 1992 and 2019.
I’ve split the book into two chapters that represent two different temporal visions of the same places in Tirana.
My goal is show the identity of a city that changes according to the economic impact.

Tirana 1992 Liberation. Scanned images from color slide and black and white negative. 122 images
Color Negative Series – Nikkormat FT2 Camera
Black and White Series – Nikkormat FT1 Camera

Tirana in 2019, the new contemporary era. Images in high resolution digital camera. 247 images
Color Series – Canon 5Ds Camera

For fundraising I offer the original printed photo book, art prints and postcards to help me raise enough money to cover the costs for the project!

You can support the project without a reward by donating even one euro

THE PROJECT

In 1992 few photographers was into Albania because in Yugoslavia was a war, and a series of armed conflicts, civil wars and secessionist conflicts, in various territories. I went to that dangerous territory too, because, like other reporters, I was photographing the war, to get the most representative photograph of human conflict, a spasmodic search for crime news for to have a publication on the world’s best-known magazines. When I saw the war front I saw desolation, fear and suffering, and the death, and it all made me heartsick, so I left Sarajevo across Montenegro for Tirana in Albania. Today I discovered that the images that I’ve done there, are very important, because they are among the few that exist. So I want to print this book, to leave a piece of culture as an inheritance to the young people of the city. Some copies will be given to families, without financial means, with children. I hope you like the project, and I hope you will participate in buying the book.

Tirana 1992 and 2019, images of two historical periods of Albania

1992: The post-communist period, is when the dust of political upheavals was breathed, before the Maastricht Treaty came into force in 1993, the year of the official establishment of the European Community. Politics and economic poverty had transformed the landscape and the population. Each person had adapted to the surrounding world, creating new ways to face the day, to survive.
2019: Today what has changed in the people? How do they face the journey towards globalization? I am looking for spaces in which to see how people adapt the environment to their needs, where I try to photograph the interaction between their own tradition, and the rules established by the new urban settlement.
Migration to cities as a movement of inclusion and economic exclusion, where space and the social are in a structural relationship; where do urban development begin and where does it end? Where urban transformation means regenerating spaces for sharing and social inclusion.
Albanians are strong people with its own traditionalist and cultural identity. The people went through periods of invasion and wars, with great courage, that have left the country in economic poverty but it has always reacted with great power and adaptability.
After the collapse of the dictatorial communist party the people could be reborn, free to express themselves and to choose, to recover that freedom that had been taken away from them. In the evolution of the human being the exchange of intuitive ideas and thoughts has always been the best means to grow and evolve, in the freedom of expression.
In order to simply live, and simply appreciate the life given to us by God, whoever God is, Jewish, Sikh, African, Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Christian or the sun, it does not matter, the human being coexists with the others simply because what matters is to be alive.

WHY HELP ME

EN: With your contribution I would like to reach the necessary quota to be able to distribute the book free of charge to young people living in Tirana, through the school, bookshops and newsstands. Furthermore, I would like to organize photographic exhibitions in various places in the city, to make the images accessible, especially the photographs relating to 1992, a period politically and economically important for the population.

WHAT HAVE I DONE

EXPERIENCES AND PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATIONS

Luigi Grasso Project Manager, Goigest, Sony Music, Benvenuto Saba, Brigitte Nielsen, Costume National, Zeno Sorini, Gabrio Staff, Andrea Marchionni, Malena Mazza, Douglas Ordway, Sofia Riva, Intel, Marco Mannozzi Cosmetics Berlin, Giorgio Gaber, Un monde de la sculpture international, Palatrussardi, Wella, Saul di Giuseppe Liotta, Angelica infuriata di P. Paoletti, Ferrari Club, Twiga beach, Fpyacht, Gardenia , Subbuteo, Zeugo, Visionlight, Douglas, Prenatal, Tecnomar, MMT500, SLIM SPA.

BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1967 in a town in the province of Lucca, by a peasant family. Growned by three important figures in his life, his mother, his grandmother and his sister, with whom he shared the period of adolescence full of changes. Luca Brogi has radicalized a strong desire to record and document, as a sort of obsessive inner search. At the age of 8-9 he practiced with a small ZIMMERMANN camera. In 1979 with his first 35mm COSINA CT-1 camera he recorded family moments on vacation and in home life.

In 1992 he went to the “DAMS”, University of Bologna in the field of artistic disciplines, in a period in which the city thrilled with changes and political agitation. A city where he found the first professional assignments as a stage photographer with the academic professor “Giuseppe Liotta”, an important figure in the Italian Theatre. He also knew Luciano Nanni, professor on discipline of aesthetics, and Italo Zannier “History of Photography”, that left an indelible mark in the Luca Brogi’s vision of the photographic art.

In 1995 he moved to Milan where he acquired highly professional experience in the field of fashion and design photography, working with internationally famous photographers, like: Andrea Marchionni, Malena Mazza, Douglas Ordway and Sofia Riva, and in highly specialized photographic studio such as the “Superstudio1” of Fabrizio Ferri.

In this period, in addition to having improved his skills in the advertising lighting and fashion photography sector, he made his first professional works collaborating with some important Italian and international companies.

In addition to photography, his experience ranges from video to strategic communication and marketing planning with print production.

Now he is dedicated to the research of visual communication, using various types of languages and expressive forms of contemporaneity, projects designed to narrate the situation in real time. The use of various materials and the use of structures to create installations is the artist’s current commitment.

Text by Stefania Sberze

WHO TALKS ABOUT ME

Artetoday.it
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Almarosa October 2019
Exposition in Forte dei Marmi

“THE PHOTOGRAPHER”
I got the Award in Photo contest in this specialized photography Magazine

Vogue Italy
Visit the page: https://www.vogue.it/en/photovogue/portfolio/?id=162799

Boario Art Festival
An Event Of Visual And Musical Arts With 0 Km Artists

“Real Collegio” Lucca
The evening “No to violence against women” shouted by the high schools of Lucca. I was able to put some photographic panels of the “Living material” project along the halls of the rooms.

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Some pages of the book:

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

Buying a copy of book
Buying a postcard
Buying a Fine art print
You can support the project without a reward by donating even one euro

The participatory funding campaign will last two months, the order of the books will be processed from September even if the campaign is not over, the shipment will be made immediately, to receive it in September. I have chosen a safe shipment that will have a slightly higher cost for shipments abroad to guarantee reception. The number to track the shipment will be sent to you by email once the shipment has started.

Postcards and Fine art prints will be shipped immediately after purchase.

Characteristics of the photo book

Texts in Italian, English and Shqiptare
Print run: 900 copies with ISBN
Finished size: 15.24 x 1.17 x 22.86 cm
Inside: 192 pages

n. 20 p. with text
n. 169 p. with photographs of which
n. 327 photographs
n. 97 black&white photographs
n. 230 colours photographs

Perfect Binding
Soft Cover matte coated paper 300 gr, lucid laminated
Inside: 100 g matte coated paper
Packaging: single copy cellophane wrapping, with application of protective bubble wrap

One copy of book

For Italy the price of the book printed is 15,00 + Italy Shipping 1,28 €

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POSTCARD

Postcards features

Color printing
Format 12 x 17.6 cm
400 gr paper matt coated paper
Finishing with matte varnish
Packaging: single copy
Packaging: rigid cardboard envelope for prints

5 postcard

Italy € 11
Europe € 17
Shipping included

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FINE ART PRINTING

Features of Fine art print

FINE ART PRINT
Printed in Italy by the author
Limited series, numbered and signed print, with certificate
Archival 300 g / m².ultra hi-white – pearlescent – Professional photo paper
White base, acid-free, double resin coating with Pearl texture finish, resistant to surface scratches.
Format 21 x 29.7 cm
Packaging: single copy
Packaging: rigid cardboard envelope for prints

1 stampa Fine art A4

Italy € 15
Worldwide € 25
Shipping included

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Order and delivery

This is a order campaign. Delivery is scheduled from now.

We need to raise money, for print the book, get your copy packed and shipped.

Here is the current program:

At first: print production, quality controls and pre-order collection;

The second day: quality checks, packaging, delivery planning (at this point we will contact you to confirm the date and delivery address);

The third day: Delicery

For Italy the price of the book printed is 15,00 + Italy Shipping 1,28 €

BUY NOW

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Shipped worldwide

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For any question you can contact me by email: info@lucabrogi.com

PASS-WORD!

If we don’t achieve the funding goal, don’t worry :)

The goal is really demanding, and even if we don’t reach the goal, you will still get the product of your choice!

We understand that not everyone can contribute financially, so please help us spread the word and share this with your friends and family.

You can help us:

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2. Share the link to this campaign with friends and communities.

I thank you all and can’t wait to start developing the project!

TRADITIONAL COMPANY SPONSORSHIP

If you want information on traditional corporate sponsorship packages for your business. Please contact Luca Brogi (info@lucabrogi.com). Please use the subject “TIRANA SPONSORSHIP 1992-2019”

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