Next Stop: Italy.
Edited by Renato Miracco. Text by Verna Curtis, Luca Panaro.
Charta, 2013. 72 pp., 19 color and 17 black & white illustrations, 6¾x9½".
2013 is the Year of Italian Culture in the United States, and this publication aims to celebrate Italy's less familiar, unexpected beauties. The photographers presented here travel not just to museums and palaces, but also city centers and deserted country roads, offering still lifes and portraits as well as cityscapes and landscapes. With works by Gabriele Basilico, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Mario Cresci, Renato D'Agostin, Andrea Galvani, Luigi Ghirri, Mimmo Jodice, Nino Migliori, Francesco Nonino, Bianca Sforni, Franco Vaccari and Paolo Ventura, Next Stop: Italy gives a refreshing and informative overview of the contemporary photography scene in Italy. Each photographer opens their section with a poem; the authors range from Leopardi and Lorenzo de' Medici to Montale, Pasolini, Pavese and Ungaretti.