Italian Photography in Context, 1950s-Present.
Edited by Maria Antonella Pelizzari. Text by Louis Chan, Christina Clemente, Erik Dalzen, Sara K. Davidson, David Louis Fierman, et al.
Charta/Hunter, 2012. 104 pp., 92 color illustrations, 8x10¼".
This book presents works by a number of major Italian photographers who have explored aspects of their native land that are rarely depicted elsewhere. The photographs range from social documentary works of the 1950s to the conceptual photography of the 1970s, more personal explorations and travelogues of the 1980s and contemporary photographic remappings of Italian cities. This thematic interpretation conveys the incredibly vital and diverse range of expressions that have unfolded in Italian photography over the past five decades. Published for a 2012 exhibition at Hunter College, The City University of New York, Peripheral Visions includes works by Marina Ballo Charmet, Olivo Barbieri, Gabriele Basilico, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Mario Carrieri, Vincenzo Castella, Cesare Colombo, Mario Cresci, Paola Di Bello, Luigi Ghirri, Guido Guidi, Alessandro Imbriaco, Francesco Jodice, Mimmo Jodice, Armin Linke, Maurizio Montagna, Paolo Monti, Ugo Mulas, Walter Niedermayr, Franco Vaccari and Massimo Vitali.