Damn Mattatuck Museum, you are shooting through my heart with one of your latest exhibits. I am of Italian-American descent. My great-grandmother and great grandfather were both born in Avellino, Italy and immigrated to Waterbury, Connecticut around 1900. There's a new exhibit - The Immigrant Suitcase Project: Italians of Waterbury on view in the H...

Ron Galella, a paparazzo famous for a windswept candid shot of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, and a literal sparring partner to Richard Burton and Marlon Brando, died Saturday at his home in Montville at the age of 91. His pictures have graced the walls of MoMA and the Tate in London.  His book "Disco Years," which documented the celebrity culture at New...

May 6 – June 26, 2022 - Vermont Center for Photography, 10 Green Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301. Opening Reception: Fri, May 6th – 5 to 7pm. Artist Talk: Sun, June 26th – 6 to 7pm (This will be a hybrid in-person and online talk for those wishing to join remotely!). From the Artist: In late September 2019, I took a three-week pilgrimage to Sicily, i...

When: May 23 - July 8, 2022, Visit by appointment only, Wednesday through Friday, 11:00am - 4:00pm CT - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - Entrance : Free G.E. Kidder Smith Photographer is a multi-site exhibition curated by Angelo Maggi and Michelangelo Sabatino. In conjunction with the publication of G.E. Kidder Smith Builds: The Trave...

The history of Italy, home to the Vatican, is historically tied to the Catholic church. So it comes as no surprise that there are an estimated 65,000 churches—or chiese—in Italy. But what may surprise you are the vast quantities of churches that have been abandoned and left to decay. Across the country, it's an all-too-common phenomenon and it's so...

Her biography is a ready-made storyline for a movie (Hollywood, do you hear me?). In the end, how many of us are poor workers who make an acting career in Hollywood, who then become photographers who later turn into full-time communist activists? Meet Tina Modotti, a photographer made revolutionary, and don’t forget her name. Phase 0: At the Spinni...

Just when we were preparing to write about him, Anthony Riccio left us. He left us at just 69 years old, all of a sudden and without a fuss, which was just his style. Anthony had become a photographer as a child, developing photographic negatives in his house’s bathroom in New Haven, Connecticut. For his whole life, he worked as a librarian at Yale...

Rome is often referred to as Italy’s eternal city as it is believed that this enduring city will remain even if the world fell. Besides that, this beautiful historically rich city is the go-to spot for those seeking those amazing shots with a combination of natural elements and unique Ancient man-made architectural works. And they are certainly in...

When Italian photographer Christiano Vendramin visited Santa Croce Lake in northern Italy in 2019, he noticed the water was unusually high. While the four-mile lake is bustling with action in the warm summer months, it lays dormant in winter. Icy storms had blanketed partially submerged willow trees in snow, freezing the scene in place. Positioning...

In celebration of Italian Heritage Month last fall, the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA) held a members-only Family Photo Contest in partnership with My Italian Family, who donated a Genealogy Research Package worth $3,000 to be awarded to the contest winner. OSDIA’s National Office received hundreds of captivating submissions a...