Francesco Zanot for Foto/Industria 2019, Bologna

Fantom’s associate Francesco Zanot has been appointed as artistic director of Foto/Industria, the Biennial of Photography on Industry and Work organized by the MAST Foundation in Bologna. The fourth edition, entitled Technosphere: Humankind and the Built Environment, took place from 24 October to 24 November 2019.

Francesco Zanot in Domingo Milella, Steidl Books

The first monograph by Domingo Milella, curated by Fantom’s Francesco Zanot and published by Steidl, is a photographic journey from the artist’s hometown in the outskirts of Bari in southern Italy, taking us to Mexico City, Cairo, Ankara, Anatolia, Sicily, Tunisia, and as far as Mesopotamia.

The Past of the Future. Francesco Zanot in conversation with Olivo Barbieri.

As featured on Fantom 04 / Summer 2010 Olivo Barbieri (Italy, 1954) investigates the intersections of reality and its perception through a single lens. The series Flippers, 1977-78, featured here was the starting point of his observations over the uncertainty of the world’s surface, which then continued with an extended research on artificial illumination (that…

By Appointment Only. Francesco Zanot visits the collection of Linda Fregni Nagler

For his first Fantom incursion into photography collections, critic and curator Francesco Zanot visited artist Linda Fregni Nagler’s peculiar selection of old tintypes, magic lantern glass slides, gelatin prints and more… The 9 images presented hereafter were chosen and extensively captioned by both; technically, symbolically, historically, emotionally and carefully.   HIDDEN MOTHER. The presentation of the subject In this old tintype, behind a typical portrait of a baby we see the outline of an individual hiding underneath a dark cloth. The function of this individual corresponds to the function of every photograph: it introduces the spectator to what has to be…