Giovanni Chiaramonte Coedizione 'Istituto Superiore per la Storia della Fotografia'
In this volume by Giovanni Chiaramonte, several photographs have been collected that were already included in "Terra del Ritorno", 1989, and in "Westwards", 1996: two of his greatest books. They are the first two factions of a trilogy still being written. Ever since his very first works, for Chiaramonte photography has been a means for manifesting an expectation, the urgency of a Revelation, the search for a Land where Christian values are not just memories or a premise, but a Logos in progress. Chiaramonte's pilgrimage begins, in the tradition of the sapiential journey, from a descent to the underworld, from a return to the dead. It then proceeds from Berlin to Rome, to Istanbul and Jerusalem, to the south of the United States, in a painstricken exploration of the boundaries of the West.