Falling Down for Art’s Sake

Breaking Instagram one satirical image at a time, Italian photographer Sandro Giordano builds elaborate setups involving people falling down and their stuff flying everywhere.
His staged tumbles, entertaining though they are, come with cautionary tales. “My photographs are short stories about a falling-down world,” he says while not denying the schadenfreude appeal. “Each shot tells of worn-out characters who, as if a sudden black-out of mind and body took over, let themselves crash with no attempt to save themselves because of fatigue. They reach their limit beyond which their false self cannot go.


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