These fine images, belonging to an important Italian private collection, are highly effective in recalling the lifestyle, culture and landscape of the first fifty years of our history seen through the eyes of some of the greatest Italian photographers.Continua a leggere
More than one hundred photographs dating from the early thirties to the early eighties by eight great Italian photographers from the thirties to today: Giorgio Avigdor, Antonio Boggeri, Giuseppe Cavalli, Mario Gabinio, Mario Giacomelli, Mimmo Jodice, Ugo Mulas and Luigi Veronesi.
These fine images in black and white, belonging to an important Italian private collection, are highly effective in recalling the lifestyle, culture and landscape of the first fifty years of our history seen through the eyes of some of the greatest Italian photographers. They are, for the most part, prints from the period, some of them existing in unique copies, or images that appeared accompaning articles in magazines during the fifties appearing in print for the first time since then.
The lightheartedly provocatory title refers to a photograph by Mimmo Jodice, the book is an opportunity to consider lesser known, though no less important, Italian photgraphic material, a stimulus for further research into the heritage of professional Italian photographers
Antonella Russo writer and photography historian is the author of Il Luogo e lo sguardo (1998), Il fascismo in mostra (1999) and numerous catalogues for expositions including Mario Giacomelli (1992), Fotografia italiana per una collezione. Collezione Re Rebaudengo Sandretto (1997) and An Eye for the City (2001).
Estorik Collection, London
15 Jun - 5 Sept 2005
The Month of Photography, Bratislava
Palace of Art, 4 Nov - 4 Dec 2005