When Ireno came with his
partner from Italy to join Auroville in 1988 it was with the intention
to drop photography altogether. He had been in the business for years,
making photo reportages as a free lancer and had won three different national
photo competitions for black&white photography in the early eighties.
While starting to work in the Matrimandir Nursery, he couldn't resist to "keep the finger warm" and, fortunately for us, started shooting here and there, eventually abandoning other work. Everybody is happy with this, since Ireno's photos have the knack of showing a more intimate, more alive side of Auroville than usually is the case
To date Ireno has had three exhibitions in Auroville and one in Pondicherry's Alliance Franšaise, and has published a 'coffee table' photo book 'Auroville, a Dream' as well as two Auroville calendars. With a friend, he also initiated 'Auroline', a unit specialising in graphic design, publication, postcards, photography etc
Ireno's paintings, and also photographic paintings, are sensitive, subtle and touching.
"Matrimandir and the Park of Unity" an exhibition by Ireno
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