Brighton Photo Biennial: Amore e Piombo. The Photography of Extremes in 1970s Italy
Page under construction… bear with us and meanwhile visit the Brighton Photo Biennial page for more info. Some press can also be found here: The Guardian, Internazionale (Italian), The Telegraph, where Claire Holland writes: “The go-see exhibition is the brilliantly conceived Amore e Piombo: Photography of Extremes in 1970s Italy. Arranged in the former reference library of the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, it’s a master class in curatorial storytelling. Housed within the glass book cabinets are uniformly scaled and framed black and white street scenes, documenting Italy’s “years of lead” – a time of instability and intense political violence. Paparazzi shots of Hollywood starlets collide with press photographs of violent demonstrations, and disturbing, Weegee-esque crime scene shots that have been placed on a series of dark plinths seeming to rise from the floor like tombstones”.