This whole idea about writing a post about Italian Photographers came to me after watching this video about a book that revolves around a group of forgotten Italian Street Photographers. The book is called “La Strada” which simply means “The Street” in Italian. As a huge lover of Street Photography, I thought that this was a cool idea indeed, but the problem was that I thought that finding information about them would be easy. This largely turned out to be wrong and I decided to focus on more known Italian Social Photographers. This scope is broader and I selected Photojournalists and Street Photographers too. Please, forgive me if you think that I didn't choose someone that could be important. Since I'm learning about this huge and crucial movement of Italian Photography, I’d love it if you shared your knowledge with me.
Italy has been very well known for their film industry characters like Michelangelo Antonioni, Vittorio De Sica, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Federico Fellini, Roberto Rossellini to even recent directors like Paolo Sorrentino. Therefore, finding a great amount of talent in Photography was not a surprise to me, but what felt odd was actually finding some information about these photographers from the post-war era. (I felt like a character from “The Savage Detectives” from Arturo Bolaño trying to get a clue on the lost poet Cesárea Tinajero). After a couple of weeks of researching, I ended up with my hands almost empty.