Claudio Cricca


October 2, 2008 - November 2, 2008

In Faceless, Claudio Cricca has documented the men who inhabit the last hospitals for the mentally insane in Italy—men similarly unclaimed by their families and fated to live out their anonymous lives in these institutions. Cricca’s haunting black and white images depicts individuals who have fallen into a gray space somewhere between a culture’s healthcare system and their penal policy, people who have been forgotten not only by society but also often by family and friends. Although his work humanizes these people, by design, it also distorts them.