Very good copy
Softcover, staple binding, 300 x 200 mm,
text in english and in italian.
First edition, firts printing, 2011.
Limited edition of 500 copies.
Included in Martin Parr & Gerry Badger, The Photobook, vol.III, p. 136.
'Gomorrah Girl' and 'I am nothing' are the main series produced by the young photographer Valerio Spada. Thanks to the first series, he made himself known throughout the world in 2011, while he has recently brought the second to a close thanks to the support of a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation in New York. Both revolve around the study of the most typical and yet obscure aspects of the major Italian criminal organizations: the Neapolitan Camorra and the Sicilian Mafia. And yet these are not mere reportages, but combine truth and storytelling, diary and theatre, both candid and staged photography. They are cinematographic fiction raised to the level of judiciary truth. And vice versa.
‘Gomorrah Girl by Valerio Spada, this is a book that I can really learn something from.’
Jim Goldberg, Magnum Photos
‘Spada’s book – self-published, stapled together, a brilliant combination of the roughhewn with the exquisite – is a memorial for a dead girl, a cri de coeur for vulnerable young women and a penetrating examination of the social ills resulting from a corrupt and rotten political system.’
Martin Parr / Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Vol.III – Phaidon
“At first glance, Gomorrah Girl may seem to be an unassuming even haphazard book, but as each page unfolds, the viewer is challenged by layers of meaning.”“This is a moving book of photographs and documents that one wants to return to repeatedly,” says Himes, (Head of International Photographs at Christie’s), describing what made the book a winner.
Darius Himes, Christie’s International Photographs, TIME Magazine Lightbox