“They Are Among Us” by Graziano Panfili

March 11, 2016

“They Are Among Us” by Graziano Panfili is a series of photographs pervaded by an impending something.

The unknown nature of whatever is coming manages to surface in every single image, whether it be something common or extraterrestrial. In the photographs which include people, the tension on their face is the most obvious identifier of an imminent threat. But in the landscape or still-life shots, the tension is just as recognizable, but perhaps presented in a more subtle way. Panfili pairs the images with various quotations, one of which reads, “If we were alone in the universe, it would be a real waste of space.”

- Linnie Cole