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SOHO PHOTO GALLERY GUEST EXHIBIT
DOLCE VITA AND NEOREALISM
CONTRADICTIONS OF THE ITALIAN POSTWAR PERIOD
SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF GIUSEPPE PALMAS,
FAMOUS DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER
April 1 - May 3, 2003
Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 1, 2003, from 6-8 pm.
Gallery hours: Thursday, 6-8 pm; Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 1-6 pm,
and by appointment
Contact: Larry Davis, 718 796 4436, firstname.lastname@example.org,
or Richard Zalk, 212 663 8950, rzalk@AOL.com
York, NY - February 2003. Soho Photo Gallery is delighted to welcome the
work of Italian photographer Giuseppe Palmas (1918-1977) as guest exhibitor
of a retrospective, entitled Dolce Vita and Neorealism: Contradictions
of the Italian postwar period.
Dolce Vita and Neorealism--two sides of the same coin: Italy, a nation
intent on healing the wounds left by World War II as well as the desire
enjoy life and to make up for the years of suffering. Giuseppe Palmas
both strands on the same level: He enters the celebrity’s mansion
as well as
the hut of the tramp with the same respect and style.
Palmas was born in Cesena, Italy, studied for a degree in eduation and
studied foreign languages at the University of Venice. The outbreak of
War II forced him to quit his studies. In 1946 he married Alda Amadori,
moved to Milan, and worked as a reporter and special correspondent for
leading Milan newspaper. When he became a photographer, he moved to Rome
a few years, and eventually returned to his home town Cesena where he
a photography studio and organized exhibitions of paintings. Palmas died
1977 after a long and painful illness.
The images in this exhibit were selected by Roberto Palmas, the youngest
the photographer’s three children, from five well-organized archives
80,000 negatives in both 35 mm and medium format.
Please join us on April 1 from 6 to 8 pm. for our opening reception to
this extraordinary guest exhibit.