A Voyage through 70 Years of Italian Photography

One of the villages of the Cinque Terre

Experience Italian history through the lens of a camera with an exhibition titled “Journey into Italian Photography.” The retrospective was organized the Italian Federation of Photographic Associations (FIFA) founded in 1948 in Turin to honor the organization’s 70th anniversary. The event runs through June 3, in Bibbiena, at the Centro Italiano della Fotografia d’autore, where visitors can admire hundreds of shots by amateurs, famous photographers, and photojournalists.

The President of FIFA Roberto Rossi explains, “We thought of the exhibition as a trip that has its roots in amateur photography and goes far beyond.”

The show features black and white to color photos, spanning film to digital cameras, and social networks dedicated to photos like Flickr and Instagram.  “Journey into Italian Photography” is divided into three parts. The first section focuses on landscape, portraits, street photography, and book photography. The second section is dedicated to the pictures published over the years in the official magazines of the association. The last section showcases stories illustrated by classic photography up to the modern portfolio.

The show displays the works of Fulvio Roiter, Pepi Merisio, Franco Fontana, Nino Best, Alfredo Camisa, Mario De Biasi, and many others. The exhibition is open Tuesday to Saturday 9:30 am-12:30 pm and 3:30 – 6:30 pm and Sunday 10 am- 12:30 pm.  Admission is free. (elise loveless)

To read more in Italian, visit Florence’s La Repubblica news site.