- PhMuseum 2023 Photography Grant
They don't look like me
Dates2022 - Ongoing
"THEY DON'T LOOK LIKE ME" is a photographic project composed of a series of portraits of cosplayers together with their parents, whose intent is to reflect on the theme of individuality through the world of Cosplay, in which young protagonists play characters taken from manga, anime or video games, exploring new identities, for fun but also to better understand themselves, abandoning for a while the social identity determined by the role often imposed by the context in which they live. Drawing inspiration from John Olson's photographs published in Life in the 1970s, I portrayed cosplayers as rock stars together with their family to emphasize the contrast not only generational but metaphorical between social identity, represented by mom and dad, and individual identity, told through fictional characters.