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Paolo Woods & Gabriele Galimberti

Locked in Beauty

What do these museums look like emptied of visitors? Paolo Woods and Gabriele Galimberti had the unique opportunity to be the only visitors allowed in some of the most iconic museums in Italy. In their search of beauty, they have tried to pull the artwork out from the darkness they are in now and reinvent them through light. From north to south, from the Egyptian collection at the National Archaeological Museum in Naples to Michelangelo’s David at the Florence Academy.

Paolo Woods (1970, Den Haag, The Netherlands) was born of Canadian and Dutch parentage.Paolo Woods ran a photography gallery and a laboratory before dedicating himself to documentary photography. He is devoted to long-term projects that blend photography with investigative journalism.
Gabriele Galimberti (1977, Arezzo, Italy) is an Italian photographer who frequently lives on airplanes, and occasionally in Val di Chiana (Tuscany), where he was born and raised. Gabriele’s job consists mainly of telling the stories, through portraits and short stories, of people around the world, recounting their peculiarities and differences.