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The Fountain in Bitonto, Puglia. Courtesy Anthony Riccio

Until March 30: From Italy to America: Photographs of Anthony Riccio

(Mar 20, 2012)

For the past four decades, Anthony Riccio has documented, in word and image, the experiences of Italians and Italian-Americans not only in Southern Italy - from Campania to Sicily - but also in two culturally rich immigrant communities in America, Boston's North End and New Haven's "Little Italy." "From Italy to America - Photographs of Anthony Riccio" features twenty-six black and white photographs in addition to audio clips excerpted from his lengthy interviews with his subjects as they reminisced about the changes they experienced and witnessed in their lives.
    As author and srtist B. Amore notes: "These are rare photographs of a people at one with village life on the point of change. The intimacy and directness of gaze could only be captured by a photographer like Anthony Riccio, who works with great respect for his subject matter and an authentic interest in his own heritage."

Until March 30, 2012
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