From 1961 to 1964 Maroccan-born Frenchman Barbey developed his first large-scale independant photo cycle, »The Italians«. In the tradition of Robert Frank he captured the spirit of a nation, mostly in the public space of bars, markets and streets. The pictures he took in Naples resulted in a separate book.
Vintage Gelatin silver print
Image dimensions 20,9 x 29,8 cm (20,9 x 29,8 inch)
Object dimensions 24 x 29,8 cm (24 x 29,8 inch)
Single weight paper, semi-glossy surface
Photographer's copyright stamp and handwritten notations in pencil on the reverse
Philippe Daudy (ed.), Naples. Photographies de Bruno Barbey, Lausanne 1964, p. 131.
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