Citywide Art Exhibit Continues the Story of US
People Italian Portraiture Exchange to Takeover the City March 25 - April 9,
[Columbus, OH] - A picture is worth a thousand
words. What will yours say? Greater Columbus Sister Cities International with
the support of Columbus City Council will host the Thousand People art exhibit
by Emanuele Timothy Costa, in various Columbus landmarks from March 25 - April
Thousand People photo exhibit features the people of Genoa, Italy
and will be displayed at the Cultural Arts Center, John Glenn
International Airport, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Greater Columbus
Convention Center and Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
People on the Street: A Portrait Photography Pop Up
a lover and collector of art, I am excited to see the Thousand People of Genoa
exhibit,” said Councilmember Priscilla Tyson, who championed the exchange
after leading a 2015 Young Professionals Exchange to Genoa, Italy. “Having
visited our sister City of Genoa, and met its wonderful citizens, I am sure
that visitors to the exhibit in Columbus will be able to get a sense of the
Italian Port City residents by viewing these images.”
in Columbus, Costa will begin a new chapter of the Thousand People project. In
addition to displaying his current collection throughout various venues around
Columbus, he will begin the Thousand People of Columbus exhibit, taking
photographs of the people in the Greater Columbus region. The photos in this
collection will be displayed in an exhibit in Genoa, Italy, in 2019.
I visited Columbus in 2016, I was impressed by the diversity of the city,” said
Timothy Costa. “Often, we become so consumed by our own lives that we miss the
opportunity to meet the eyes of the people we pass, possibly missing a
connection that could change our lives. Thousand People of Columbus will allow
the community to discover themselves and show their unique personality to the
rest of the world.”
is most known for his exhibit called Thousand People of Genoa, which is a
collection of portraits that represents the culture of his hometown of Genoa.
He will recreate this work with new subjects, from throughout Central Ohio, in
a new exhibit - Thousand People of Columbus.
idea for this project began when Costa was working as a young photographer.
While telling the stories of his community, he grew increasingly passionate
about photography and realized his city could be best represented by the grace
and humanity of its people, thus inspiring him to create the #ThousandPeople
inspiration is simple. Costa believes that one can learn someone’s story by
simply looking into their eyes. That seeing a familiar face creates a sense of
connection, belonging and understanding, regardless of how different another
may appear. That each wrinkle has its own story and the viewer decides how to
embrace the charm, mystery and passion that a person represents.
makes Costa’s photos unique is his self-developed lighting technology. His
equipment, Elettra4T, consists of a system of lights built on a structure which
was designed to create a unique level of light exposure. This system brings
about a new era in photography by adding an extra dimension of shadows and highlights
that capture the subjects most intimate details.
participate in this program, please visit www.columbussistercities.com, or contact
Sameen Dadfar, Program Manager of Greater Columbus Sister Cities International