Santolo Felaco was born in Naples in 1984. He graduated in Computer Science. He works as a freelance photographer with a focus on social themes and he works as IT consultant.
He attended advanced reportage with Fausto Podavini and a master about modern language of documentary photography with Massimo Mastrorillo. He attended workshops with Ricardo Cases, Max Pinckers, Federico Clavarino and Antonio Xoubanova.
In 2016 he found L.I.S.A. collective with Gian Marco Sanna and Dario Li Gioi.
In 2017 he published the fanzine “918”.
In 2018 he published with Gian Marco Sanna the fanzine “But I love you”.
In 2018 with Urbanautica Institute published the book “Caput Mundi”.
He published in some international magazines like Der Greif, Zeit Magazine online, GUP Magazine, Phases Magazine, F-Stop Magazine, C41, Youthies, etc
2015 - IPA Honorable Mention, 2015 - Mifa Honorable Mention, 2015 - Mifa Honorable Mention
- Still life
This work is about adolescence. The protagonists are young people living a part of their lives in the “elsewhere” of a therapeutic rehabilitation center. In this “place not place” they do pass a youth made of jokes, loves and quarrels, with a lot of “suspended” moments and gazes lost in emptiness, waiting for something undefined. The “suspension” is the main theme of this work: is a state of mind, the atmosphere of these young lifes.
I’ve adopted a sober photographic language, avoiding sensationalism, trying to see through wounds and cries of anger. They helped me to realize the cause of their anger and the pain is hidden in their silences. Something that belongs to us is hidden in their gaze, gestures, details.