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When I was fifteen, my brother died, and my mom bought me a camera for Christmas. I will bless her forever for doing that. I started collecting pictures of things and people I wanted to keep with me forever. It’s a maniacal sensation, I need proof, and want to make them immortal.
I started developing films on films, and in each of them there were always one or two pictures of her — my mom. We have a symbiotic relationship thanks to the camera, we don’t communicate that much with words, we do it with glances, hugs and through the pictures.
I’ve called this story Domani nevica. It’s a line that my mom always repeats when she looks outside her window during any time of the year: «I’m sure it’s snowing somewhere…» Looking at the pictures, it’s just the way it feels; it looks like something is going to happen, she might do something weird or she might not, it’s simple as that, she’s just like that… and she never guessed when it was going to snow for real.
Anna Adamo was born in 1991 in a small city close to Milan.
She approached to photography when she was very young with her brother’s camera. She then attended artistic studies at the institute of Arts of Monza, where she started to have a more intimate approach to photography, but dropped out of school before achieving a diploma. However, even without a solid educational background, she began to build her way up in this world. In 2011 she took part in the first national competition established by Leica with the project This is our youth, and won along with five others. Here, she got scouted by a member of the jury, Magnum’s member Alex Majoli, who later proposed her a work experience with the collective of photographers and photojournalists, Cesura, which he founded. After having interned for three months, she’s been working there as a collaborator and photographer ever since. She’s currently based in Paris.