Teresa Emanuele was born and raised in Rome, a city that in and of itself directs the attention to beauty, light, art and architecture. It was, however, the city of New York that inspired her to take her first intentional photographs focusing on close-ups and vivid detail, the sort of macrophotography that can still be found in her work today. In 2008 she attended the PhotoManhattan School of Photography, training and channeling her eye and her passion. Since then Emanuele has participated in several international shows, and has represented Rome at the Venice Biennale.
The title of the exhibition QVOD VIDES, TOTVM ( all that is seen ), is drawn from the writings of the major philosopher, Seneca the Younger (4BC-64AD). Seneca’s discussions of nature hold a particular fascination for the artist. In his multi-volume work on meteorology, Natural Questions, Seneca proposes that the study of nature is ultimately the study of humanity.
Emanuele devotes days to woods and wild landscapes, capturing elements of the natural world in an effort to deliver beautiful pictures and subtle metaphors. Each image is an inspirational reminder of that which exists outside of the urban environment and the material world. It is an encouragement to expand our vision, to see the ‘view from above’, the view that liberates us.
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