Laura Rodari: The Gray Line (Akina Books, 2019)

Laura Rodari is an Italian self-taught photographer. She mainly works in analog and hand print her work in darkroom, giving form through experiments to her obsessions. She is drawn to the innate paradoxes within the darker side of reality, damage, permanent marks -tangible or not-.

Since 2015 Laura is part of the collective AM projects.


The Gray Line is Laura Rodari’s first book, ‘the work who came out of visceral feelings and melancholy’, as she would tell you. Laura whispers, sometimes. She does it to time, to thoughts, to the universe and to its inhabitants. The response is mutual, bodily gut-deep mutual. Landscapes bend under her eyes, faces crumble, time evolves in the opposite direction and its arrow moves continuously as the most unrest being. The Gray Line is this place in between past, present and future, barely visible, an acknowledgment of absolute solitude. Both the origin and the end, along with light, beauty, joy and death. Nowhere life is more viscerally needed.

Publisher’s Info

Publisher: Akina Books