Documentary Photos, Italian-Style
Photo District News, October 1, 2018

By Holly Stuart Hughes

How should photography respond to Fascism and its aftermath? An ambitious exhibition, which opened September 6 at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery and Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, features images made by 60 Italian photographers in the period from the height of Mussolini’s rule through Italy’s post-war economic boom. Curated by Enrica Viganò, “NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932-1960” has already toured Europe. Its arrival in New York City has inspired two companion shows opening in September at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Howard Greenberg Gallery. All three exhibits, along with the catalogue of the Grey Art Gallery show, offer a chance to explore work by Italian documentary photographers little known in the U.S

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