Giacomo Bianchetti graduated with a business degree and was briefly a social worker before returning to study at Vevey’s School of Photography. He has been developing a personal body of work based on a direct, physical confrontation with power and information systems. Each year since 2013 he has gone to shoot photographs on the fringes of the ultrasecret Bilderberg, an informal meeting that brings together some 130 highly influential people from the world of politics, economics, and the media. We always talk about the power that controls citizens but here we have the opposite situation: a citizen who wants to observe the people in power and is permanently pushed back to the physical limits imposed by the security services of the summit, which is held each year
in a luxury hotel in a variety of countries, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Austria, etc.
*1982, Locarno, lives and works in Lausanne