Photographs by Riccardo Wolfgang

The exhibition will run until 30th September 2016 Strictly by appointment

Consulate General of Italy

83-86 Farringdon Street

London EC4A 4BL


Exhibition curated by Carola Syz


Passage – definition

The action or process of moving through or past somewhere on the way from one place to another.


This photographic series by London-based photographer Riccardo Wolfgang is an analogy of the passages that shape our lives.

The artist successfully captured this concept by creating aesthetically attractive images with a profound meaning.


“It’s very difficult to know what we want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come”, said Milan Kundera.


Perhaps that’s why ‘passages’ in life are so important. A change in our state of mind, a change of scenery, a special encounter, a change of country… they are all passages that divide our life in micro-lives.

New sensations that we can compare to the previous one(s), so as to gain a better understanding of our desires, expand our visual vocabulary, enrich our life rhythm.


Human beings are a work in progress, in constant evolution. We think highly of the past, we obsess over with the future, but it’s often the overlooked value of transitions, tipping points, intersections, that push us forward. The images in this series dig deep into these ‘tunnels and passages’ in our daily lives and around the world, looking for hints of how they are experienced.


Riccardo Wolfgang (b. Como 1976) lives and works in London as a fine art and commercial photographer.



420 x 594 mm/16.5 x 23.4 in. Edition of 10

841 x 1189 mm 33.1 x 46.8 in. Edition of 5

Passages by Riccardo Wolfgang.

May 2018. Italian Consulate, London. 



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