This year’s edition of Hoboken’s beloved annual St. Ann Italian Festival, also known as the St. Ann Feast, will take place from July 24 to July 28. And from July 21 to Aug. 25, the Hoboken Historical Museum will offer an exhibition titled “On the Steps of St. Ann’s: A Collection of Photographs from The Feast 2001-2022 by Bob Delevante.” If you are...

Andrew Masi had never been to Arkansas before June 9. With his visit, Masi is one step closer to reaching his goal of photographing every Catholic cathedral and basilica in the United States.  Masi has been to 36 states on a mission to photograph all 192 cathedrals and 93 basilicas.  With his visit to the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock, Mas...

Green, yellow, brown—these colors embrace you as you stroll through the countryside of Puglia. The eye is drawn to vivid hues under a brilliant sun: if you look closely, you can see the furrowed brows of those kissed by hard labor as if it were the sun, their rough hands tilling the soil. The rustle of wheat fills emerald fields in spring, which tu...

In a small village called Satriano, in the heart of Italy’s picturesque Basilicata region, an ancient ritual has been rekindled by the local people. Every February, on the weekend before Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras), 131 men go into the forest. When they emerge, they are dressed from head to toe in branches of ivy. Almost unrecognizable, besides their...

A visual love letter to the culture and landscape of Sicily, Sergio Gianfalla’s documentary “Sicily in Photographs” features images captured by a few of the island’s most renowned photographers, including Angelo Pitrone, Melania Messina and Mauro D’Agati, plus the stories behind them. The film begins with the photographers talking about what first...

Italy is a country that captures travellers’ hearts, but I was on a mission to capture Italy. For that, a professional was required. After much googling and asking my travel writer and photographer mates, I emailed a friend of a friend, Italian photographer and educator Ugo Cei to inquire about a private photography tour. Photography is a passion....

The late artist and photographer Luigi Ghirri had a lifelong interest in the relationship between fiction and reality. This was a prevalent theme within his practice, and the subject of many of his works, including a series of photographs titled In Scala, which he began in 1977. During this time, and well into the 80s, Ghirri made several visits to...

Ancient candy-coloured Venice, Italy, is among the world's most uniquely beautiful cities, and is also one of the most photographed. Millions gather each year to gaze at the gondolas gliding through its otherworldly canals as they pack themselves onto romantic bridges and throng its magnificent piazzas – all eager to get that one perfect picture in...

The butteri, or Italian “cowboys” —  hailing from the lands spanning from the plains of northern Lazio up through the coastal Italian region of Maremma into southern Tuscany — have a long-standing connection to Buffalo Bill and the history of America’s Wild West. In 1890, Buffalo Bill brought his Wild West Show to Naples, Italy and proceeded to Rom...

Christopher Swaim, a U.S. soldier who is the son of an American serviceman and a Trieste woman, recognizes his parents in a 1954 shot by photographer Ugo Borsatti. In the photograph, an American soldier kisses a girl by leaning out of the window of a departing train and lifting her off the ground. That soldier's son, after recognizing in the two lo...