Ernesto Bazan ’s “Bazan Cuba”, a decanter and magic box

©Angela Varricchio. ALL THE RIGHT ARE RESERVED     The dust jacket of an almost square large format (27×30 cm) is a lucid paper from which a curious glance of a black hair guy is anxiously observing an unexplored land from a window ferry.      “Bazan Cuba” is the first of a trilogy on Cuba. “Al Campo” (2011), the second colour book (15.8×10.4 cm), whereas “Isla” (2014), the third one, is a summa of eighty-three black and white panoramic photographs.      Published in 2008, awarded as the Best Book of the Year Award at the New York Photo Festival in 2009, “Bazan Cuba” …

“The green dance of a Polish amber”

© Angela Varricchio. ALL THE RIGHT ARE RESERVED.  Faint daylight along the French Way of the Camino de Santiago. 2009. Spanish yellow mesetas are fluttering, and a mild temperature is dunking the air. The vegetation is variegated and the sound of a brook fresh water is inviting me to take a …

Italian democracy and mafia: the divorce only on paper

  ©Angela Varricchio. ALL THE RIGHT ARE RESERVED 2th of June 1946. Through the universal suffrage and a historic referundum, the Italian population voted the Republic as a form of government. It was the beginning of a Copernican revolution which would has changed the fate of our nation for long time oppressed and slaved by the Austrian and French dominations in the North of peninsula, and by the Arabian, Spanish and French colonizers in the South, only to quote the invasions of the last five hundred years. That date was memorable. After the devastating series of violences and murders, perpetrated …

The different colours of Photography: Paris Photo 2012/Los Angeles 2013

©Angela Varricchio. ALL THE RIGHT ARE RESERVED Innovative experimentation without forgetting the tradition is the synthesis of Paris Photo 2013. There are great possibilities to travel first-class for historical photo lovers: from the morbidity and voyerism of female nude 3 D photos by Camille D’Olivier, through the positivistic reflection on the body in movement by Etienne-Jules Marey until the pioneer pictorialist interpretations of landscapes by Gustave Le Gray and his club. In addition to the exhibitions of the classics of Photojournalism (Cartier-Bresson, Doisneau, Capa) and of the Straight Photography (Strand, Weston, Cunningham), the international photograhic show has proposed the betterment of Postmodernism, from the …