HUMANIZE

Why HUMANIZE?

Humanize by definition is to make compatible with the respect due to the human person and his rights.

The humanization implies a high degree of compassion, consideration of the difficulty and fragility of others and the development of the ability to stand. A life shaped from love will always humanize the social reality that surround us, what makes us human is the love for ourselves and for others. But we must always start from ourselves, considering us as people who deserve to be loved. Love is not easy but It's the only way to humanize the world.

In the Humanize project, Alberto Alicata and Federica Scoma, decide to give new life to the most famous kisses in the story of photography, that past of love in black and white handed down from photographers from the early '900 to present date, images that has become "iconic", emblematic and that has characterized certain historical moments.

The choice of manikins as subjects, with their specific features, comes from wanting to be able to give the observer the freedom to choose who the lovers in the images are.

The neutral color of the wood does not define the color of the skin. The absence of clothes, the unrecognizable facial features and the lack of biological characteristic shows no sexual differences.

Humanize addresses the issue of differences, the recognition of "diversity", the relationship between the personal and the social identity revealing a growing uncertainty in living the relationship between nature and culture (between body and identity), between sexual identity and gender identity. It opens up a new vision where there are no standards or percepts but only the need to be recognized for what we are.

The difficulty of the project was to create and transmit the same emotions of the street photography in the still life photography, building a set in the same size of the manikin on a 1:18 scale and using artificial lights in the studio recreating the authenticity of the natural light of the shots they were inspired of.


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Prints available in different limited edition sizes.


Alberto Alicata, humanize, Doisenau, fine art, project, advertising, kiss, portrait, mannequin, Italy, Italia, manekin, still life, love, dummies, manikins, manichini, amore, Robert doisenau, hotel de ville, Paris, 1950
HUMANIZE 001 | 2016 | 70 x 100 | Edition of 3 | 50 x 70 | Edition of 7 | 20 x 30 | Edition of 50 | INFO
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Alberto Alicata, humanize, fine art, project, advertising, kiss, portrait, mannequin, Italy, Italia, manekin, still life, love, dummies, manikins, manichini, amore, 1900, Paris
HUMANIZE 002 | 2016 | 70 x 100 | Edition of 3 | 50 x 70 | Edition of 7 | 20 x 30 | Edition of 50 | INFO
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Guy Le Querrec, Alberto Alicata, humanize, fine art, project, advertising, kiss, portrait, mannequin, Italy, Italia, manekin, still life, love, dummies, manikins, manichini, amore, 1989, Berlin, on the wall, couple
HUMANIZE 003 | 2016 | 70 x 100 | Edition of 3 | 50 x 70 | Edition of 7 | 20 x 30 | Edition of 50 | INFO
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Alberto Alicata, humanize, fine art, project, advertising, kiss, portrait, mannequin, Italy, Italia, manekin, still life, love, dummies, manikins, manichini, amore, Frank Brown, Korean War, goodbye kiss, 1950, couple
HUMANIZE 004 | 2016 | 100 x 70 | Edition of 3 | 70 x 50 | Edition of 7 | 30 x 20 | Edition of 50 | INFO
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Alberto Alicata, humanize, fine art, project, advertising, kiss, portrait, mannequin, Italy, Italia, manekin, still life, love, dummies, manikins, manichini, amore, 1900, Sailor Kiss, couple
HUMANIZE 005 | 2016 | 100 x 70 | Edition of 3 | 70 x 50 | Edition of 7 | 30 x 20 | Edition of 50 | INFO
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Alberto Alicata, humanize, fine art, project, advertising, kiss, portrait, mannequin, Italy, Italia, manekin, still life, love, dummies, manikins, manichini, amore, Henri Cartier Bresson, Paris, Boulevard Diderot, 1969
HUMANIZE 006 | 2016 | 100 x 70 | Edition of 3 | 70 x 50 | Edition of 7 | 30 x 20 | Edition of 50 | INFO
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Alberto Alicata, humanize, fine art, project, advertising, kiss, portrait, mannequin, Italy, Italia, manekin, still life, love, dummies, manikins, manichini, amore, Frank Horvat, Paris, 1955, couple
HUMANIZE 007 | 2016 | 70 x 100 | Edition of 3 | 50 x 70 | Edition of 7 | 20 x 30 | Edition of 50 | INFO
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Alberto Alicata, humanize, fine art, project, advertising, kiss, portrait, mannequin, Italy, Italia, manekin, still life, love, dummies, manikins, manichini, amore, Ferdinando Scianna, Valencia, 1995, couple
HUMANIZE 008 | 2016 | 70 x 100 | Edition of 3 | 50 x 70 | Edition of 7 | 20 x 30 | Edition of 50 | INFO
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Alberto Alicata, humanize, Erwitt, fine art, project, advertising, kiss, portrait, mannequin, Italy, Italia, manekin, still life, love, dummies, manikins, manichini, amore, Elliott Erwitt, California kiss, California, 1955
HUMANIZE 009 | 2016 | 70 x 100 | Edition of 3 | 50 x 70 | Edition of 7 | 20 x 30 | Edition of 50 | INFO
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Alberto Alicata, humanize, Times Square, fine art, project, advertising, kiss, portrait, mannequin, Italy, Italia, manekin, still life, love, dummies, manikins, manichini, amore, wwII, Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1945, couple
HUMANIZE 010 | 2016 | 100 x 70 | Edition of 3 | 70 x 50 | Edition of 7 | 30 x 20 | Edition of 50 | INFO
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