Italian photographer Carlo Rocchi Bilancini has been working on Pesci fuor d'acqua (Fish out of water) since 2006, when he began photographing characters from the ancient city of Todi and the surrounding area. Each individual is completely immersed in water, fully clothed, and some are depicted holding the tools of their trade.
Between 2006 and 2011, when Skira published the series as a photographic monograph with accompanying texts by Federico Sardella, Antonia Mulas, Malcolm Bull and Brian O'Doherty, Rocchi Bilancini shot more than fifty colour photographs. Many show figures from the art and entertainment worlds, among them Marina Ripa di Meana, Lindsay Kemp and Pino Strabioli.
On occasion of the exhibition organized by the Cultural Village Foundation Katara, in cooperation with the Embassy of Italy in Doha (curated by Manuela De Leonardis) will be presented a selection of 20 photographs.