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, with this image on its cover.
Vintage Gelatin silver print
Image dimensions 23,5 x 30 cm (23,5 x 30 inch)
Mounted on cardboard, semi-matte surface
Photographer's copyright stamp and handwritten notations in pencil and ink on the reverse
Philippe Daudy (ed.), Naples. Photographies de Bruno Barbey, Lausanne 1964, cover and p. 65.
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