The chosen photography is one of Ventura’s series Behind the Walls, and it shows a man playing the euphonium in a dark alley. The work portrays the man is playing his instrument in a world which seems not real. It looks like a scene from a music film. The photo corresponds with the identity of the JIMFF, opening doors to new musicians and music films for audiences.
Paolo Ventura who was born in Milan, Italy in 1968 has created dreamy and mystical art by using one of the photography techniques, making a diorama. A diorama is a way to produce a specific scene with miniature figures and backgrounds. He has created his particular style, and he was appointed as the primary artist for the Italian Pavilion of the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011.