Publisher Rom : Essedi Editrici, 1972
Selected Photobooks 10% / Rare Books /
Published by Essedi Editrici, Rome, 1972, 166 pages. First Edition.
Amazing early 70's photo essay on the lives of tranvestites, a book largely rediscovered through its inclusion in the Martin Parr sanction of seminal photo books. As stated in Vol. 1 of the "History of the Photobook," "In the wrong hands the subject of the transvestite can be voyeuristic. It is to the credit of the Genoese photographer Lisetta Carmi that she never goes for the cheap shot as she explores Genoa s transvestite quarter. This book is a serious study that makes an attempt to understand and empathize with the social and sexual phenomenon of the transvestite."