Marco Delogu, The Thirty Assassins

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104 pp.; 36 tritone B/W photos; Ita./Eng.
Softcover 25×31 cm
ISBN 88-85121-94-2

Massimo Reale
[..How lovely is Siena fair when ten jockeys circle the Square going to the roped-off place ten assassins to start the race…” Thus goes an old Senese refrain. It would be hard to define these men in any other way. Twice a year they hurl themselves onto the volcanic pavement f the Campo di Siena in a horse race that isn’t a sporting event but a war of symbols. The Palio is the Middle Ages live, not re-enactment..]

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Massimo Reale

[..How lovely is Siena fair when ten jockeys circle the Square going to the roped-off place ten assassins to start the race…” Thus goes an old Senese refrain. It would be hard to define these men in any other way. Twice a year they hurl themselves onto the volcanic pavement f the Campo di Siena in a horse race that isn’t a sporting event but a war of symbols. The Palio is the Middle Ages live, not re-enactment..]

Alessandro Falassi
[..Marco Delogu is famous for his portraits of composers, prison inmates, cardinals in retirement. Each of his books is the iper-portrait of a different human paradigm. This time he has turned his lens upon the jockeys of the Palio of Siena, offering us a personal and original group portrait. These jockeys look at us directly, straight on, their faces shade off and dissolve into the background, which is black and white, like the coat of arms of Siena. The book is a kind of Spoon River Anthology of jockeys, who speak in a few sentences recorded or plucked out by Massimo Reale, a horseman himself..]

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