In October 2014, Lele Saveri went to Hong Kong to be a teacher. As soon as he landed, he could not help but notice the complex structures that block the roads. In those days thousands of people, led by a group of students, took to the streets to protest against electoral reform: that was the beginning of what we now remember as the umbrella revolution. Saveri understood that he was the witness to a piece of history and spent the rest of his journey on the streets, meeting people and taking pictures.
Photographer, teacher, and co-founder of the editorial and artistic collective 8-Ball Community , Lele Saveri has for years cultivated his passion for photography and printing techniques through creative partnerships based on the principle of " do-it-yourself ". Born in Rome, in 2010 he moved to New York where now lives and works. In addition to publishing books and curating exhibitions and events in collaboration with other artists, he has curated independent spaces and events including the Newsstand, a newsstand in the New York subway, dedicated to the world of fanzines and independent publications. His work has been exhibited in galleries and institutions around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Foam Museum in Amsterdam, the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris and the gallery Viasaterna in Milan.