A Century of Photographic portrait in Italy, 1895-1995
One hundred years of history of the Italian photographic portrait in 230 memorable pictures. From the great fin-de-siècle ateliers – Alinari, Brogi, Schemboche, Sommariva, Wulz – where famous people and the high society of the time posed, to the most famous photo enthusiasts of the 20th century, such as Primoli, Michetti, Bragaglia; from successful studios, such as those of Carell or Luxardo, to the great names of contemporary photography, among whom are Monti, Mulas, Giacomelli, and Scianna. Images rich in valences: aesthetic, historic, social and anthropological, in a fascinating journey in search of an identity reflected in the 'mirror of memory'.
C. Bertelli, C. Colombo, P. Costantini, M. Falzone, E. Sesti, S. Weber