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Federico Arcangeli (Rimini, 1983) analog photographer. Mostly black and white.

“It all starts with my father’s old Pentax Me Super. Since then I simply can’t help but shoot. I love developing films in my darkroom. Seeing the image emerge from the chemicals and touch it with hands. That’s all.”

Federico Arcangeli was born in Rimini in 1983 where he works as a nurse in the intensive therapy department. He got closer to photography at the age of 30, when he discovered his dad’s old Pentax Me Super and was struck by it. After a while he built his own darkroom where he develops and prints his photos him-self. Nevertheless, Federico likes spending his time on the street, photographing what crosses his path.

This is how his first projects were born, which obtained several recognitions. In 2015 “Summer Attitude” was finalist at the Marco Pesaresi award.

He is the author of some photobooks.

In 2019 He published his project “Pleasure Island” for Penisola Edizioni.

In 2021 “Summer Attitude” was published by NFC Edizioni.

In late 2019 he starts working on the new project “Splinters”, that deeply change his approach to photography.

In 2022 “Splinters” was published by 89Books.

His works have been exhibited in England, United States, Russia, Germany, Spain, Ireland and Italy and published on national and international art magazines and platforms.

EXHIBITIONS
  • “Splinters” – EffeunoFest – Jesi, Italy – 2022
  • “Splinters” – Semplicemente Fotografare Live – Dozza, Italy – 2022
  • “Splinters” – Observa Street Photo Festival – Iseo, Italy – 2022
  • “Splinters” – Space Place One – Nizhniy Tagil, Russia – 2021
  • “Pleasure Island” – Galleria Immagine. – Rimini, Italy – 2019
  • “Pleasure Island” – C.I.F.A. – Bibbiena, Italy – 2019
  • “Pleasure Island” – The Bid Art Space – Pesaro, Italy – 2019
  • “Pleasure Island – Observa Street Photo Festival – Brescia, Italy – 2018
  • “Pleasure Island”  – Semplicemente Fotografare – Novafeltria, Italy – 2018
  • “Where is my mind?”  – Fotoconfronti OFF – Bibbiena, Italy – 2017
  • Collective Exhibition – Gudberg Nerger Gallery – Hamburg, Germany – 2017
  • Collective Exhibition –  Urban unveils – Trieste, Italy – 2017
  • Collective Exhibition – Sol Art Gallery – Dublin, Ireland – 2016
  • Collective Exhibition – Gudberg Nerger Gallery – Hamburg, Germany – 2016
  • Collective Exhibition – San Francisco SPF – San Francisco, USA – 2016
  • Collective Exhibition – Miami SPF – Miami, USA – 2016
  • Collective Exhibition – Slideluck Naples –  Napoli, Italy – 2016
  • Collective Exhibition – London Photo Festival – London, UK – 2015
  • “Freeze” –  Sifest OFF – Savignano, Italy – 2015