• Lorenzo Maccotta


Don’t Be Evil

With the adoption of new informational technologies on a global scale the cyberspace has pervasively entered the lives of more than half of world’s population.

The incidence of digital code seems to have no boundaries and to invest every aspect of our existence, arranging our behaviours and translating our innermost desires, as well as fears, into data reserves available for indefinite uses.

Is it the digital infosphere a new model of environment hosting our interactions in a dimension located outside the space-time coordinates? Or simply the last technological articulation of the linguistic mammal’s peculiarity, capable from its very beginning to detach from what is current and to project itself beyond it through language?


If Christianity is on the wane in the West, the African continent appears today as its world’s future largest pool of faithfuls: indeed by 2060 40% of the global Christian population will be resident in Sub-Saharan region where Pentecostal and Charismatic churches are attracting the greater numbers with a form of Christianity believing that faith can bring wealth and benefits, cure through divine miracles and improve the lives of the faithful through prayers, a rigid morality, tithes and donations. During a two months stay I photographed the daily life in the places of worship of the major Pentecostal- Charismatic churches of the Republic of Ghana.


Lorenzo Maccotta is a photographer, author of corporate, institutional and editorial projects.
After graduating in Philosophy at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 2005, he studied at Roman School of Photography and began his activity in documentary photography collaborating with Doctors without Borders.
Represented by Contrasto Agency since 2013 his work is focused on transformations of contemporary global society: his projects has been published by the most important international medias and exhibited in museums as well as in public spaces and galleries worldwide. After living in Barcelona, London, Berlin and Leipzig, he is currently based in Rome.

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2017. Sony World Photography Award, Contemporary Issues, third prize
2014. Moscow International Photography Awards, honorable mention
2011. Ponchielli Award – GRIN Photoeditors, third prize

Exhibitions & Screenings

2018. “The line of the water”, Museo della Permanente, Milan
2018. “The Gallery Generali”, Subway Station Tre Torri, Milan
2018. “Milan Digital Week – Future Present”, BASE, Milan
2017. “Sony World Photography Awards”, Villa Reale, Monza
2017. “Sony World Photography Awards”, Somerset House, London
2015. “Beating Sunday: frontières”, URCA Asbl, Brussels
2014. “Open Museum / Open City” MAXXI, Rome
2014. “Photography International Festival of Rome”, MACRO, Rome
2013. “Photography International Festival of Rome”, MACRO, Rome
2012. “Phc Capalbio fotografia”, Frantoio, Capalbio
2011. “Photography International Festival of Rome”, MACRO, Rome
2011. “Fotodocks Festival”, Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich
2011. “Menotrentuno Festival”, Spazio Tiscali, Cagliari
2010. “Fotoleggendo”, Mandeep Photography and beyond, Rome
2009. “Re-imagine Europe”, De Queeste art gallery, Brussels