The father of Italian photography, Italo Zannier, was not only a celebrated photographer, but also an avid collector. The history of Italian photography, from the early days until now, can be witnessed through his eclectic collection that dates from the early days of 19th century photography through the 1980’s. 260 images from this illustrious collection will be featured by Rizzoli publishers in the upcoming book « Images from Italy » to be released on October 4. Early photos include Carlo Naya’s Moon in Venice, remarkable for its original large format print size, or the works of La Gondola, La Bussola, Misa or the antifascist Gruppo Friulano. More contemporary photographers include Paolo Gioli, Franco Vaccari, Gabriele Basilico and Franco Fontana. The cover photo features a portrait of Sofia Loren by Richard Avedon.
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