Sardinian Postcards is a documentary project which seeks to encourage a reflection on the landscape and iconography of the Italian island of Sardinia.


After years of absence from his island of origin, Alessandro Toscano returns to lead us on a new journey, offering his personal perception of the places he visits. The result is a portrait of the island that no longer just captures beaches and traditional or folkloristic festivals, but that is instead a careful investigation into what is hidden on the back of the postcard – an entirely new view of Sardinia, where an industrial smokestack rises up above coral-coloured water, where the land burns, and where hordes of tourists amass on a platform by the sea to photograph the horizon, unaware of the beauty right behind them. 


Sardinian Postcards offers us a very intimate, familiar narration which is able to observe slowly, showing us an ancient land that quietly changes, hidden by the all-engulfing modern. On this journey, Toscano takes us through the Sardinian landscape from a different perspective: not stopping on the white beaches, but suggesting what could damage or protect them; not gushing over the crystal-clear water, but ironically observing its bikini-clad colonists; not glorifying tradition, with its colours and peoples, but using unexpected framings to tell us the story of its changeability and contrasts with the present.


Sardinian Postcards - Alessandro Toscano - Photographer
Sardinian Postcards - Alessandro Toscano - Photographer
Sardinian Postcards - Alessandro Toscano - Photographer
Sardinian Postcards - Alessandro Toscano - Photographer
Sardinian Postcards - Alessandro Toscano - Photographer
Sardinian Postcards - Alessandro Toscano - Photographer
Sardinian Postcards - Alessandro Toscano - Photographer
Sardinian Postcards - Alessandro Toscano - Photographer
Sardinian Postcards - Alessandro Toscano - Photographer
Sardinian Postcards - Alessandro Toscano - Photographer
Sardinian Postcards - Alessandro Toscano - Photographer
Sardinian Postcards - Alessandro Toscano - Photographer
Sardinian Postcards - Alessandro Toscano - Photographer
Sardinian Postcards - Alessandro Toscano - Photographer
Sardinian Postcards - Alessandro Toscano - Photographer
Sardinian Postcards - Alessandro Toscano - Photographer
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