War Souvenir - Paolo Ventura
It is World War II - the corpse of a soldier lies to someplace in the mountains of central Italy. In Milan, a German hidden in the cellar of a house in Via Monte Nevoso is captured by partisans. In Turin, German soldiers look at the body of a member of the partisan organization, who has just been killed in a shoot-out. These are only three of the photographs Paolo Ventura has included in War Souvenir, a book which reflects and recounts the crude intensity of that war. But unlike the work of other photographers, Ventura's pictures are clearly fake: the images are the result of meticulous preparation. and each one presents a non-existent but apparently.