Carmelo is an Italian based documentary photographer, dealing with photography since the early 90’s when he opened a photography lab in Enna, his hometown in Sicily. He now lives in Catania and, together with his son Mattia, is running 2LAB, a cultural association and art gallery in the earth of the city. He’s part of SEETHING, a Sicilian photography collective dealing with social issues. He uses the medium to tell the truth about a lot of taboos floating around the island; immigration, desertification, Pasquasia – the most debated mine in Europe. Carmelo is a good listener and you can see that in his pictures. He observes and captures places and people in which he can recognise himself.

PHOTOEXHIBITIONS:

1998 – MEDIART –  Pergusa (EN) – Le cose di Marcella

1999 – MEDIART – Castello di Lombardia – La Terra del Pane

2000 – Galleria Civica Enna – Terrarìa

2002 – Galleria Civica Enna – Sicily in Celebration

2002 – Museo Italo Americano di San Francisco – Sicily in Celebration

2014 – 2LAB Catania – Croci Santi Demoni Giganti

2015 – Palazzo Romano Noto – Si maritau Rosa

2016 – 2LAB Catania – L’odore del Caos

2017 – Circolo Tennis Umberto Catania – Croci Santi Demoni Giganti

2017 – Arkè Catania – PASQUA_sia

2018 – Ragusa FotoFestival – “Spazio Fotocopia” Magazzini fotografici Napoli –  Never Stop

2019 – 2LAB GALLERY – Catania – Never Stop

2019 – SPAZIO ALESSI– Caltanissetta – Never Stop