Photographer: Fabrizio Bonifazi
Whether it is Roman streets or Japanese alleys makes no difference, Civis Mundi aims to enhance and convey a strong sense of belonging, almost an intimate familiarity of places seemingly at antipodes but essentially similar. Civis Mundi is divided into a series of individual shots, disconnected from each other at first glance, but veiledly united by an existential thread. The human figures are unaware that they are being photographed, living an undisturbed everyday life, interacting with the space without allowing themselves to be conditioned by an external presence, thus granting the photographer's lens the opportunity to capture natural and exceedingly instinctive reactions.
Fabrizio Bonifazi was born in Rome in 1984. Receiving his first camera as a gift from his brother, he approached photography as an autodidact, developing from the start a candid focus on the human sphere. For him, capturing images is a true sensory passion; in the time of a shot he is able to move away from the chaotic city reality, re-emerging enriched and mentally changed. Working in public transportation, he wanders the streets of Rome with his own somewhat voyeuristic gaze, becoming contaminated by the diverse panorama of people he encounters every day.