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Arriva a Lecce “In viaggio alla ricerca della libertà” di Toti Bello

Arriva a Lecce “In viaggio alla ricerca della libertà” di Toti Bello

Lo scorso 13 giugno, presso il Vintage di Lecce, è stata inaugurata la mostra fotografica di Toti Bello dal titolo “In viaggio alla ricerca della libertà”,
che rimarrà aperta fino a mercoledì 20.

Salvatore “Toti” Bello, nato a Presicce, classe 1965, è fotografo freelance e ha all’attivo numerose collaborazioni con diversi giornali.

“In viaggio alla ricerca della libertà” conta sedici immagini che hanno come soggetto gli immigrati giunti a Manduria nella passata primavera. La mostra
proposta da Bello è davvero coinvolgente, soprattutto perché nelle sue istantanee raccoglie le storie, i sentimenti, le emozioni e le speranze di persone costrette a lasciare la propria terra per trovarsi davanti l’ignoto, l’incertezza.

Il punto di partenza – sia della storia dei migranti che dell’azione artistica del fotografo – può essere fatto risalire alla “Primavera araba”, ovvero l’inarrestabile successione di sollevazioni che ha interessato, in un recente passato, vaste aree, comprendendo Libia, Egitto, Tunisia. Tutte terre a due passi dalle coste europee.

Corollario delle rivolte non poteva che essere un’accentuazione del flusso migratorio che dalle terre in cui un numero esorbitante di esseri umani viveva un incubo a occhi aperti si spostava verso l’Europa.

Ed è proprio questo che viene impresso nelle immagini di Bello (oltre a una descrizione della condizione oggettiva dei migranti): lo stato d’animo di questa gente che per non doversi più scontrare con l’orrore quotidiano ha deciso di guardare oltre il confine della propria terra e cercare in altri luoghi lontani una vita migliore. In queste foto l’artista coglie appieno non solo quello che di brutto queste persone hanno lasciato alle proprie spalle ma anche la speranza di un futuro possibile, i sorrisi, la profondità degli sguardi, il colore degli occhi.

La mostra offre all’osservatore numerosi spunti di riflessione, e un pensiero non può non andare a quando – non troppi anni addietro – i migranti in cerca di
futuro eravamo noi italiani. Ritrovare noi stessi nello sguardo di un migrante è uno dei momenti più alti che le fotografie di Bello ci regalano.

Gianluca Conte

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