di Baerbel Reinhard
Intervista realizzata a Firenze nel novembre 2013 in occasione della mostra "4" a cura di Daria Filardo
TerraProject Photographers is a collective of documentary photographers founded in Italy in 2006. Its members are Michele Borzoni, Simone Donati, Pietro Paolini and Rocco Rorandelli.
Among the first photographic collective born in Italy, since its onset TerraProject has represented not only a common promotional platform for its members, but also a creative tool to experiment with an original “collective writing” approach, with the creation of group reportage characterized by a carefully refined stylistic uniformity.
With an eye on both the Italian reality and the most relevant global issues, the members of TerraProject have produced numerous individual and collective essays, utilizing both the classic photographic medium and the multimedia approach.
The works of the collective have been published in the pages of the most important international magazines, including Der Spiegel, Financial Times Magazine, GEO (Germany and France), Le Monde Magazine, Monocle, Newsweek and Newsweek Japan, Paris Match, Stern, Time, The Wall Street Journal and in Italy on D La Repubblica, Geo, IL, Internazionale, Io Donna, L'Espresso, Sette, Sportweek and Vanity Fair.
Many of their reportage have been exhibited in New York, Beijing, Berlin, Sao Paulo, Madrid, Barcelona, Dublin and in many Italian cities, and the collective's members have been guests of numerous international photo festivals.
TerraProject photographers have received many prestigious international awards including the World Press Photo (2010 and 2012), the Canon Prize (2010) and the Pesaresi prize (2013).