Lev Fazio (b. 1995, Saint Petersburg) is a photographer based between New York and Italy. After graduating from Fondazione Studio Marangoni in Florence, from 2018 to 2019 he attended the International Center of Photography in New York. During his almost 6 years in the industry he had the chance to showcase his work in multiples festivals like Forum Italia, Les Rencontres de la Photographie’ (Arles, 2016), ‘Fotografia Europea, OFF section’ (Reggio Emilia, 2016), ‘SIFEST’ (Savignano sul Rubicone, 2016), ‘Funzilla Festival’ (Rome, 2017), ‘Slideluck’ (Prato, 2017), and featured in several publications and shows. 

Artist's Statement:

"I was born in Saint Petersburg on December 26th, 1995. I lived there for the first 4 years of my life, spent in an orphanage, on the outskirts, in a building in the middle of nowhere, with, in the background an industrial area, chimneys and smoke. Years spent in total indifference, daily pain, made of nothing, composed of simple and recurring gestures, which in the end did not lead to particular situations. 

Loneliness, sense of non-belonging to nothing, inability to speak, inability to establish a minimum social approach, inability to feel something but deep hate to myself, which continues and pervades until today. 

I could say that I’m just trying to represent emotions, feelings and similar things, but actually, I don't know. "