edited by Francesco Ciotola
Salvino Campos was born in Brazil, in 1970 and studied at the International Center of Photography, New York.
He is a multitalented artist whose personal reflection is part of the postmodern context, especially as regards the relationship between man and his traditions in a globalized world.
Campos is constantly looking for an expressive synthesis between art and social-political reflection, giving life to an original stylistic code that touches different themes and languages.
His work ranges from the study of faces, bodies, characters, to historical eras, up to landscape focused in its symbolic value, where the photographic shot becomes a question of environment, space and evocation.
His strong social and humanistic commitment can be traced in the themes of more than 20 photographic projects, carried-out in collaboration with Museums and Art Galleries in Italy, Brazil, England, USA, Russia.
Since 2000 he lives and works between Naples and Rio de Janeiro.
H2O. Water is one of the fundamental elements on our Planet, the source of life, the basis of all ecosystems, essential for human development, production and socio-economic relations.
In 2010, the UN General Assembly officially recognized the right of all humans to a sufficient amount of water for domestic and personal use that should be safe, accessible and affordable.
Water covers 71% of Earth'surface and this figure ensures that, globally, there is enough water for everyone.
Despite this fact, 2 billion people still do not have access to safe drinking water and this is the main cause of the death of 1.5 million children every year in developing countries.
In the face of the great technical progresses of the 20th and 21st centuries, currently more than 30% of the world's population still lack safe sanitation services and facilities!
To complete these figures, it is important to highlight that 80% of wastewater returns to the ecosystem without being treated or reused.