A major monographic exhibition dedicated to Lisetta Carmi, one of the most interesting personalities of the Italian photographic scene, who recently passed away at the age of 98, is on view at the Gallerie d’Italia in Turin from September 22, 2022 to January 22, 2023. The exhibition “Lisetta Carmi. Suonare Forte” is curated by Giovanni Battista Martini, curator of the photographer’s archive, with a valuable video contribution created for the occasion by Alice Rohrwacher.
The exhibition will feature more than 150 photos taken between the 1960s and 1970s, including some of the most salient works of his work: from the extraordinary reportage “I travestiti,” unique in its genre and which became a cult book in the 1970s, with its completely unprecedented color declination, to the documentation of childbirth, as well as photographic works dedicated to the world of work in Italy and abroad and portraits of Ezra Pound.
To highlight its design approach, the exhibition is divided into eight sections. In two of them, in which music plays a key role, modern directional sound diffusion technologies allow listening to musical pieces by Luigi Nono and Luigi Dallapiccola. In the exhibition itinerary, moreover, the photographer herself will narrate some of her works through short videos.