After the success of the first edition of Facing the Camera, the catalog of the homonymous exhibition exhibited in New York, London, Toronto and Paris, the second edition is now ready to go to print, revised and enriched with new texts and new images. The volume, a reflection on the photographic portrait in Italy, which traces its contemporary history and styles, underlining its links and breaks with the tradition of painting and portraiture, is enriched in this second edition by the contribution of the philosopher Giorgio Agamben, who it joins those of Andrea Cortellessa, literary critic; Marco Delogu, photographer and curator of this work; and Francesco Zanot, curator.


Facing the Camera Punctum Press


The intimate relationship that is established in the encounter between the photographer and the subject placed in front of the camera, is retraced here thanks to the photographs of some of the main protagonists of contemporary photography, with images by Jacopo Benassi, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Lisetta Carmi, Tano D'Amico, Marco Delogu, Luigi Di Sarro, Fausto Giaccone, Guido Guidi, Antonia Mulas, Ugo Mulas, Francesco Neri, Luca Nostri, Sabrina Ragucci, Moira Ricci and Paolo Ventura.

Facing the Camera

Hardcover, 24x30 cm, 136 pages  |  Punctum Press  |  ISBN: 978-88-95410-43-2