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What experts say | Extraits

CHARLES-HENRI FAVROD:

"Chaque image condense une émotion, concentre le regard, signifie et induit. Elle fournit de l?information et des traces qui durent. Elle soutient la mémoire, elle conserve du temps et de la lumière. En dépit de sa précision, elle provoque le rêve et sus- cite l?imaginaire."
Charles-Henri Favrod, fondateur et conservateur du Musée de l'Elysée, premier musée Suisse de la photographie

CHRISTOPHE DUTOIT, photographe, curateur spécialisé dans la photographie:

"Romano P. Riedo partage son regard entre une certaine tendresse à la Robert Doisneau et des pointes d’ironie que ne renierait pas le célèbre photographe de l’agence Magnum Martin Parr. (…) L’œuil toujours très affuté, le photographe ne manque jamais de relever des détails révélateurs ou des collisions délicieuses.“
Christophe Dutoit, auteur et spécialiste de la photographie

JACQUES STERCHI, JOURNALISTE:

"Son regard est souvent ironique, mais jamais moqueur ou cruel. Un regard d’ethnologue, en quelque sorte, pour traquer le doux mélange de traditions, de culture populaire et de modernité. Il refuse de focaliser sur l’alignement sordide. Il préfère l’allusion, le clin d’œil. Au spectateur de poursuivre la réflexion au-delà de l’image. (...)
Les photos de Romano Riedo savent remplacer une émotion muette par l’ironie souriante. Elles questionnent – mais sans y répondre, c’est intelligent – ce «quelque chose» de particulier que le photographe a resssenti (…)."

"En observateur attentif, sensible au théâtre de la vie qui se déroule devant ses yeux, Romano P. Riedo capte des moments furtifs, des instants fragiles qui n’existent qu’une fraction de seconde.»
Une réflexion humaniste qui donne à voir l’individu dans l’anonymat de l’espace public."
Jacques Sterchi, journaliste

FRANZ NICOLAY, CURATOR, photographer, teacher & director Edwards Art Gallery, New Hampshire

"Strong photographs will have a beating heart and outlive centuries of recognition. They will remain alive in every moment, in every era, with new questions to offer, and deeper understandings to unwrap. Riedo does just that. We are invited into a scene to experience its pulse, but always left eager for more. (…) We are privy to this moment, and our witness bears the responsibility of engagement."

"Each photograph is purposeful, and brings respect and dignity to the work of hands and lives inextricably linked with the earth."

"Riedo moves us forward for a closer look. To touch the instant is to appreciate the importance of the small events of our lives in building culture. Photographs, like Riedo’s, ironically extend the life, and deepen the impact and resultant meaning over time, of that fleeting experience.“

"It is in the rich tradition of storytelling that Romano P. Riedo has concentrated his creative efforts for the past three decades. He gives us images of intimacy and unassuming magnitude as people of modest means create their lives from the land. His images not only record ephemeral moments, but also invite the viewer to delve into a deeper place of meaning and understanding carried within those moments."

"Riedo’s strength in these accumulated stories emerges when he stands back and sets the scene for us, allowing the environment to contribute needed information, demonstrating the impact of the land upon these people."

"What gives documentary and environmental portraiture their strength, is the feeling of connectedness, and empathy portrayed, between the subject and the photographer: Riedo, through his familiarity with his subjects and region, and his seasoned approach to reportage, elevates these images above the simple documentation one might record as a photojournalist in an unfamiliar land. This work is made from within. Riedo understands this life—we can practically feel the dirt under his fingernails, and see the love in his eyes for this place and its people."

"Riedo moves us forward for a closer look. To touch the instant is to appreciate the importance of the small events of our lives in building culture. Photographs, like Riedo’s, ironically extend the life, and deepen the impact and resultant meaning over time, of that fleeting experience.“

Franz Carl Nicolay, photographer, writer and teacher, director Edwards Art Gallery, New Hampshire

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