Simen Johan • Yossi Milo Gallery

Sunday, 21 June 2015

“Roberto Lopardo has found a way to resuscitate and expand the idea of street photography in a way that implicitly acknowledges its problematic past without jettisoning the promise of the chance encounter. . . . His monumental grids are indeed physically impressive yet refreshingly free of sweeping rhetoric or overwrought symbols about the state of the 21st century city. Because no single image is privileged over another, there is instead a cumulative affect; Lopardo’s large-scale photo works weave transitory moments into an immersive visual experience, in which tensions, contradictions and instants of fleeting beauty manifest themselves in the most humble and unprepossessing corners of the world.” Mark Alice Durant • Saint Lucy