by Dani d’Ingeo

The book is a collection of images taken in Southern Italy over the years, exploring themes of queer visibility and friendship. The photographs are accompanied by an introduction and interview by writer and photographer Gilda Bruno, as well as essays by art critics Sean Burns and Giosué Prezioso.

In the words of Bruno, ‘with New Order, the photographer embarks on a symbolic trip that takes them back to Italy — the motherland by whom, as a queer child and teenager, they often felt rejected — to establish a new, renovated connection with their roots.’  The series of pictures depict queer bodies and individuals in rural frameworks, in an attempt to honour existence and belonging beyond the urban and the underground. According to Burns ‘‘they’re angling at what it means for queerness to be an embodied knowledge and experience that brings about beautiful, meaningful summers, hot friendships, sweaty embraces and late-night sea swims”.

“New Order” launched on Thursday October 27th at Poster Hauss, 182 Stoke Newington Road, London, 6-9pm and was available to purchase from Donlon Books, Tenderbooks and Common Press in London, as well as The Library Project and Photo Museum Ireland in Dublin.

Dani d’Ingeo (born 1994) is an Italian photographer and filmmaker based in London.  They graduated from a Master’s Degree in Photography at London College of Communication (UAL) in 2017.  Their practice of vernacular photography focuses on the queer experience. Their work has been featured on i-D, Paper magazine, amongst other publications.

New Order
Dani d’Ingeo 
London, U.K.
146 pages, 17 x 23.5 mm 
ISBN: 978-1-3999-3205-9 
Typeset in Face by Extraset
Edition of 250, Printed in Lithuania by KOPA
Paper G-print 100 g/m2.