The late artist and photographer Luigi Ghirri had a lifelong interest in the relationship between fiction and reality. This was a prevalent theme within his practice, and the subject of many of his works, including a series of photographs titled In Scala, which he began in 1977. During this time, and well into the 80s, Ghirri made several visits to...

Ancient candy-coloured Venice, Italy, is among the world's most uniquely beautiful cities, and is also one of the most photographed. Millions gather each year to gaze at the gondolas gliding through its otherworldly canals as they pack themselves onto romantic bridges and throng its magnificent piazzas – all eager to get that one perfect picture in...

The butteri, or Italian “cowboys” —  hailing from the lands spanning from the plains of northern Lazio up through the coastal Italian region of Maremma into southern Tuscany — have a long-standing connection to Buffalo Bill and the history of America’s Wild West. In 1890, Buffalo Bill brought his Wild West Show to Naples, Italy and proceeded to Rom...

Christopher Swaim, a U.S. soldier who is the son of an American serviceman and a Trieste woman, recognizes his parents in a 1954 shot by photographer Ugo Borsatti. In the photograph, an American soldier kisses a girl by leaning out of the window of a departing train and lifting her off the ground. That soldier's son, after recognizing in the two lo...

Nasa and Michigan Technological University (Mtu) honored photographer Valerio Minato for a shot of the Superga basilica, the pyramid of Monviso and the crescent moon at sunset. "The most beautiful gift, an immense joy," Minato wrote on his Facebook page. The image is titled "Cathedral, Mountain, Moon." The Nasa website explains that "single shots l...

Michael Rosella, a member of the St. Jude Lodge of the ISDA, published a monograph of his photographic works entitled Pittsburgh Streets 1950s. The book was released in November with a book signing event at the Heinz History Center, which is part of the Smithsonian. The center’s Italian American Program sponsored the event as an evening in conversa...

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023. 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh PA. Join the Italian American Program for a book release celebrating photographer Michael Rosella. A lifelong photographic artist, Rosella turned his lens to his hometown for his new book, “Pittsburgh Streets 1950s.” This remarkable collection of photo...

John Rossi, a retired school teacher from the New York City school system, has a deep passion for capturing moments through his lens. Although he currently lives on Staten Island, his heart remains in his native Brooklyn. Larry Racioppio, a fellow photographer, friend of John’s and contributor to Street Photography Magazine, introduced me to John’s...

Art serves as a catalyst for human expression: it sparks emotions, instigates conversations, and challenges societal norms. Sometimes, however, art surpasses mere provocation and creates scandal. A number of Italian masterpieces throughout history have ignited controversy and scandalized the public, pushing the envelope of artistic freedom. From Ca...

The museum was happy to host researcher and photographer Valerio Geraci originally from Palermo, Italy, now residing in Paris, France. Valerio arrived in America and began his travels through the south documenting Italian communities for his book, starting in Little Italy, AR and then from Tontitown he journeyed to Lake Village, AR and onwards out...