Talk 6:30pm Thu 6 June
Event in English

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Italian Institute of Culture
11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2

Photography and social history in the 20th Century – with Manuela Fugenzi

This talk by Prof. Manuela Fugenzi, journalist and photo editor, is accompanied by a series of compelling images from the twentieth century, shot by some of the greatest photographers of the era. It is a journey into the past and the present which will reflect on the meaning of Italian identity thanks to the medium of photography, intended as historical document and precious testimony.

While rediscovering some of the most important social transformations that happened in Italy throughout those years, the photographs will inspire discussions such as the role of women and the economic boom, as well as unemployment and immigration.

Prof. Manuela Fugenzi is a lecturer of photography at the University of Roma 3 and coordinator of the School of Photojournalism at the ISFCI in Rome. She has published extensively on the topics of history and photography.