Early 1980s. On his travels through Italy, from Milan to Marsala, Luigi Ghirri is his guide: they do not speak the same language, but share a genuine curiosity and the ability to observe reality with fresh eyes. This series was published for the first time in 2013 – Dolce Via Nova renews the original sequence adding previously unpublished photographs, edited by Giulia Zorzi and Francesco Ceccarelli, and showing a new design by Bunker. The book includes a conversation with poet Luigi Ballerini and an essay by photographer Gus Powell
The volume documents the American urban fabric of the late 70’s through a series of portraits of street tenants in Uptown Chicago and Bowery New York. «I wanted to see, to try to touch at least with my camera the experience of loss», recalls Traub. The intent was not to satisfy a sort of voyeurism, but to witness the dignity and humanity of the homeless.
Charles H. Traub will be in Italy to attend the opening of his exhibition Dolce Via Nova in Verona on September 7 at: Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea Grenze in collaboration with Isolo17 Gallery Via XX Settembre, 31b – Verona through September 30