Riccardo Zipoli

Due prigionieri

L'internato e il codirosso

2020, Swiss-bound softcover with flaps
Italian, 14x21 cm, 144 pages, 200 copies
ISBN: 9788831363142

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On 8 September 1943, Captain Mario Zipoli, like many other Italian soldiers, was detained by the Nazis and later imprisoned in various concentration camps after his refusal both to join the Fascist Republican Party and to collaborate with the Third Reich and with the SS. This volume presents, on the 75th anniversary of the Liberation, an anthology of the diary that he wrote during his 586 days of internment. On this occasion, his imprisonment is juxtaposed with the one accidentally suffered by a redstart trapped inside a small space in the same hours in which the captain’s diary was being presented in a Tuscan library.

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Riccardo Zipoli
(Prato, 1952) He has been Professor Emeritus of Persian Language and Literature since 2019 at Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, where he previously taught Persian Language and Literature (1975-2018) and Conceiving and Producing Photography (2010-2018). He has published numerous works on historical and stylistic subjects in the world of Persian literature. His first photographic shows were held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (1976), Il Diaframma, Milan (1977) and the 14th São Paulo Art Biennial (1977). In 1978, he graduated with a diploma in film direction and direction of photography from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Rome. His more recent exhibitions include shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran (2008) and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris (2009), while his photographic collection Venice in Windows has been exhibited in several cities in Greece, Romania and Bulgaria (2013-2016). In 2018, Ca’ Foscari University commissioned him to publish a book of photographs to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the university (In Domo Foscari, Memories and Images of a University, Venice, Marsilio, 2018). For this book, he was awarded the Hemingway Prize 2019 for photography. An anthology of his works may be seen at www.riccardozipoli.com.