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Photography at the ICCD between history and contemporaneity

The Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione (ICCD) was founded in 1975 when all the production of two historical institutes flew into it: the National Photographic Cabinet (GFN), founded in 1895 by Giovanni Gargiolli, and the National Aerial Photo Library, founded in 1958. In recent years, the Institute’s interest has also turned to contemporary photography with the acquisition of archival copies of authorial photographic projects.

The treasures and knowledge of the CSAC of Parma

Photolux Magazine’s journey through Italian photographic archives starts from the Centro Studi e Archivio della Comunicazione in Parma, one of the first public institutions to deal competently with photography and today an efficient multifunctional space dedicated to culture and communication. It all began in the 1960s, thanks to Carlo Arturo Quintavalle and a trip to the United States.

RESET – Rethinking society and territory

A look at the four award-winning works from the open call launched by Sistema Festival Fotografia. An important contribution to the analysis of the complex and fascinating contemporary world, in which photography is a key element of interpretation and reflection.

Richard Mosse – “Displaced”. On unreal documents

At MAST in Bologna an anthological exhibition by the Irish photographer, whose work tackles urgent social, geopolitical and environmental issues by subverting the narrative of conventional media through the use of technology, often of military derivation.

Edwin Land, the genius inventor of instant photography

We trace the history of the father of Polaroid: defined as the last of the great geniuses for his innovative scientific discoveries, gifted with artistic sensitivity and ingenuity, Land completely revolutionised the concept of photography. And not only.