Brighton Photo Biennial: Amore e Piombo. The Photography of Extremes in 1970s Italy

1 Oct 2014

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”.

Amore e Piombo, Archive of Modern Conflict, Team Editorial Services, Rome, 1970s

Amore e Piombo, Archive of Modern Conflict, Team Editorial Services, Rome, 1970s