Gian Butturini: London

Author: Gian Butturini,Martin Parr

Publisher: Damiani Limited

ISBN: 9788862085588

Category: Photography

Page: 104

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London is the new edition of the London by Gian Butturini of 1969. In June 1969, Butturini travelled to London and was instantly captivated by the dynamics of the 'Swinging City': a decade defined by social revolution, freedom of expression and political controversy. Picking up a camera for the first time, he was drawn to the immediacy of the photographic medium that allowed him to create images through a direct encounter with the world, without the need for preliminary drawings or predetermined parameters -- a way of working that was radically different from his design work. The resulting black and white photographs testify to Butturini's fascination with the darker side of London -- the 'true, bare' version of the city belonging to the disenfranchised, destitute and marginalized rather than the City's bowler hats or the changing of the guards that belonged to the realm of tourism. Disillusionment prevails in the gritty images, which evoke not only the atmosphere in the capital in the late 1960s but also Butturini's own disenchantment with social injustice and discrimination. It all began in Victoria Station when he saw a young man staggering by with a syringe embedded in a vein. The Tube, pubs and streets were the stage of a frenzied humanity unseen by the tourists, who were wooed by Piccadilly and Carnaby Street, and by the Barnum Circus of showcases. Butturini recorded shots of everyday life full of pain and sarcasm, but also of joy and lyricism: two old people lying down and hugging each other on a lawn, the hippies, the fashionable young women, the poor homeless, coloured people often relegated to the humblest places, the pacifist demonstrations, the improvised orators at Speakers' Corner. There was nothing stereotyped, but plenty of irony, a focus on authenticity and a careful selection of images.

Photographing people

Author: Guglielmo Izzi

Publisher: Amphoto

ISBN: 9780817454319

Category: Photography

Page: 255

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Covers cameras, film, composition, style, poses, lighting, and shooting techniques for photographing men, women, children, and nudes

Italian Cinema

From Neorealism to the Present

Author: Peter E. Bondanella

Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780826412478

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 546

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Italian Cinema is the only complete and up-to-date book on the subject available anywhere, in any language. New coverage from 1989 to the present includes the Italian horror-film genre, Roberto Benigni (Life Is Beautiful et al.), Bernardo Bertolucci (Stealing Beauty), Franco Zeffirelli (Tea with Mussolini), Michael Radford (The Postman ÝIl postino ̈), Gabriele Salvatores (Mediterraneo), Maurizio Nichetti (The Bicycle Thief et al.), Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso, The Starmaker), and much more. The book has been extensively revised and updated, including all-new notes, bibliography, plus videocassette and DVD information.