LISBOA “cidade triste e alegre” by Victor Palla and Costa Martins

Following its first publication in 1959, Lisboa “cidade triste e alegre” immediately became a photobook with an aura. At least in Portuguese intellectual life, it was treasured as a talisman. The book represented the birth of truly modernist Portuguese photography. Yet, it had mostly been unavailable (or unaffordable). By the …

Iran, in the shadow of an immobile reality

“Iran 1970” is a precious little jewel published by the phantastic Humboldt Books, a publishing house in Milan, specialized in travel literature. Each time I take it in my hands, I forget about everything else. , © Humboldt Books The book contains the travelogue of a young man exploring together …

Amore e Piombo The Photography of Extremes in 1970s Italy (AMC)

The ninth publication by the Archive of Modern Conflict Books (AMC) is breathtaking! cover (Melanie Mues) We are presented with a selection of 110 high-contrast b&w tabloid photographs that were originally diffused in the press by the Rome based agency Team Editorial Services (TES). The series lead us back to …