Recycled papers (2000)

Giovanni Zaffagnini alse seems to debate the meaning of the word "fragment", so often used in order to indicate the photographic image: fragment of reality, the cut regarding reality and the taking. However, whereas photographs are determinate portions from a framing(with the exception of the cases of automatic photographic writing, without control over the framing), these torn pieces are the result of a gesture of destruction and they embody the meaning of this same destruction. And yet in practice they remain images, they are still images. As if I say that also the image - like the framing - never finishes and that as long as there is even the most minimal trace of something then there is still the image.

Roberta Valtorta
from the preface to Recycled papers, Milano, Charta, 2001