Mario Negri Institute

For any good portrait artist, every photo is a portrait, even when it is of a building, or representing the activity of one of the most prestigious pharmacological research centres in the world, such as the Mario Negri Institute. In 2007 I made this report commissioned by the Institute.
The leitmotif I chose throughout the pictures was the centrality of the researchers’ eyes, scrutinising the infinitely small world of cells and bacteria: under the microscope, on the monitor, through a red slide would transfigure the face like an actor’s make-up. Even science is often a show.