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Conversazione illustrata in Sicilia (1953): una controversia fra Vittorini e Crocenzi

Published December 14, 2020
How to Cite
Desole, A. P. (2020). Conversazione illustrata in Sicilia (1953): una controversia fra Vittorini e Crocenzi. Rivista Di Studi Di Fotografia. Journal of Studies in Photography, 5(10), 82-99. https://doi.org/10.36253/RSF-12247

Abstract

Originally published in 1941, Elio Vittorini’s Conversazione in Sicilia – probably his most important novel – was republished in 1953 with the inclusion of 169 photographs commissioned to Luigi Crocenzi three years earlier. This new publication was followed by a harsh controversy between the writer and the photographer regarding the authorship of the book. This essay recontructs the dispute – a crucial moment in the definition of Italian photographic culture – through the correspondence held in Vittorini’s and Crocenzi’s personal archives and the ensuing comments published in the media.

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