Leonard Freed, Claudio Corrivetti
A city suspended between an uncertain past and future
Bilingual: Italian / English
24x33 cm, 272 pages
Venice through the eyes of two photographers of different ages, experiences and origins, who have decided to give birth to a project that showcases the city in its different features. A photographic narrative divided by seasons develops through black and white (Freed) and color (Corrivetti), each season preceded by a short text that complements an already rich exposition.
(New York 1929 – 2006) American-born photographer, he collaborated with Magnum since 1972. Freed has always been interested in those who live on the fringes of society, becoming one of the most famous American photojournalists for his images on Jewish communities in the world, on the condition of Black Americans, on the American civil rights movement. Photography becomes, in numerous books, exhibitions and films, his way of exploring complex issues such as social violence, racial discrimination and his own Jewish origins.
He became famous for his images of the American civil rights movement. In numerous books, exhibitions and movies, he used photographs to explore complex social realities such as violence, racism and his own Jewish roots.Leonard freed wikipediaLeonard freed inmotionBooks published with Postcart VENICEVENEZIA
(Roma, 1960) He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Rome. Attracted by the great French and American humanist photography of the 1950s, he began to collaborate with newspapers and magazines. The meeting with his friend and teacher Tazio Secchiaroli is the ideal opportunity to develop a new vision on photography and, after a short break in the cinema, he begins to travel to make reportages. In 1994 he founded the Postcart publishing house, combining the publishing activity with personal research between photography, music, polaroid and drawing. His works have converged in numerous publications and exhibitions: among the latest in Rome, the solo exhibition I luoghi di Dino Campana, during the Fotoleggendo 2008 festival and Roma in bianco e nero at FNAC and Palazzo delle Esposizioni, as part of Festival della Fotografia 2008.
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