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Charles Traub - Dolce Via: Italy in the 1980s

Photography // Thursday, 17 Apr 2014
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Damiani is pleased to announce the release of Dolce Via: Italy in the 1980s (Damiani, March 2013), featuring a  foreword by Max Kozloff and a dialogue by Luigi Ballerini. Throughout the 1980s, Traub was a frequent visitor to Italy, and the resulting book is full of striking color photographs, shown together for the first time since the mid-1980s. 

In his latest collection, photographer Charles H. Traub (born 1945) turns his emphatically American gaze upon the streets and byways of Italy, from Milan to Marsala. Traub's brilliant blues, reds and yellows accent the baroque posturing and gestures of strangers and ordinary people. Traub's friend and guide, the late photographer Luigi Ghirri, said of the imagery, "you see our foibles, strip us bare, make love through the camera and then venerate us." Dolce Via is the first comprehensive collection of these vivid color photographs, which were made in Italy during the early 1980s.

To purchase an exclusive signed copy of the book, go here.