The Empire of Light is an ongoing project developed by Fabiano Parisi beginning in 2007, focusing on the aesthetics and mysterious beauty of abandoned locations still having a soul, a meaning as vectors of layering sensations and images that make them live, independent of our memory and our experience, creating a strange atmosphere of expectation, bordering the surreal.
Fabiano Parisi was born in 1977 in Rome, where he lives and works. After obtaining a degree in Psychology, he chose to make photography his career. His photographic research aims the lens at sites that are abandoned and marginal, at the aesthetic of these architectural structures deprived of a human presence, frozen in the past but still capable of telling a story. Parisi participated in the 54th Venice Biennale, Italian Pavilion and in the Fotografia Festival Internazionale di Roma in 2012 at the Macro Museum. In 2012 he was selected at the Young Master Art Prize in London, and at the Arte Laguna Prize 2012 he was awarded a special prize. In 2010 he was the winner of the Celeste Prize International for Photography in New York. He has had several solo shows, some of the most recent of which were held at the FotoLeggendo Photography Festival in Rome in 2011 and at the Museo di Roma in Trastevere in 2010.