New York Before the Fall

“New York Before the Fall” is an exhibition of color photography taken during the two years Stefano spent in New York, from 1999 to 2001. The work displays a confident and optimistic nation, in command of its own destiny and proud of its identity, the image of an America that tragic events would soon contradict. In light of the tragedy of the Twin Towers and the current economic infirmity that grips America, from where it has spread to the world at large, this emblematic journey underscores the uncertainty of future prospects. The photographer presents a vision of an idealized world that, seen in hindsight, represents a visual document of an epoch that can be considered at its end.