Is Milan the Most Photogenic City in the World?

by Awl Sponsors

The American photographer Paul Caponigro famously said, “It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.” The same can be said of cities. After all, cities — like people — contain their own identities, histories and secrets. And a good photo captures the essence of a place beyond mere appearances.

As part of an ongoing experiment to unlock the potential of the digital medium in photography, Samsung gave the new GALAXY Camera to 32 photographers to prove that their city is the most photogenic in the world.

Meet Giacomo Por from Milan. Giacomo seeks to capture the spirit of Milan in his portraits, revealing the honesty and reality of life through the composition of light and dark. In this segment, he explores the visual duality of Milan through silhouettes.

You can vote for your city here. Follow Giacomo on Instagram: @saturninofarandola