Visual Culture

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.

Paul Fusco – The photographer as witness

“We must be grateful to Paul Fusco for his determination to put us in front of what was done to cause suffering to all victims of injustice and wars, universally and across borders”. In memory of the great American photographer, who died in July 2020, and his work: a powerful, tragic, authentic document.

Stories are searched swimming under water

We decided to try, with this editorial, to trace an original narrative inspired by a famous surrealist practice: a twine of words and images of different authors, that give us back a maybe unlikely, certainly unconventional and free, vision of a moment that will remain – and must remain – in our collective memory for a long time.

Alinari – History of an Archive

Going through the history of the famous photographic Italian archive: a heritage of over five million images that is preparing to embark on a new journey, this time public, towards its enhancement and conservation.

The human body in contemporary photography

What idea has the XXI century of the body and how is it reflected in current photographic works? The curator Nathalie Herscdorfer collected in a book 360 sintense and emblematic images, synthesis of the many ways in which we love, hate or transform our outer shell. And she told us about it in an interview.

The importance of the gaze

Photojournalism is a window open on the world, whose first duty is to inform about events, captured through a lucid eye, inspired by criteria of credibility, reliability, truthfulness. It is less free than higher forms of photography, but that is its nature. Or at least, it should be.

Scatta la Notizia

The project “Scatta la notizia” has had as its protagonists the students of two high schools in the Neapolitan territory, assisted by two exceptional teachers. For two years Photolux, with the support of Canon Italia and the collaboration of Neapolis.Art, has brought two great photographers, both winners of the World Press Photo, to accompany the kids in the world of visual communication.