LIGHT AND LENS
Sep 14, 2007
The images in Ventura’s book, War Souvenir (2005), are based on his grandmother’s memories of occupied World War II Italy. Ventura fabricates scenes, often based on historical evidence and photographs, to evoke tragic incidents that never existed. The use of a singular color scheme adds to the emotional depth and to the sense that one is seeing something that at first appears real, but continued viewing reveals it to be something quite different.