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Dino Campana

Dino Campana was born in Marradi in 1885. He was a great Italian visionary poet . His fame rests on his only published book of poetry, the Canti Orfici ("Orphic Songs"), as well os his wild and erratic personality, including his ill-fated love affair with Sibilla Aleramo. He is often seen as an Italian example of the poète maudit. He died on 1 March 1932.

Dolce illusorio sud

NON SI AVRÀ RAGIONE DI ME


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Gino Bianchi

Gino Bianchi is an anthropologist and documentarist, member of Fotografi senza frontiere since 2004, he works in ethnographic researches and photography workshops. He realized reportages and documentaries in Uganda, Nicaragua and Argentina

BODY AND SOUL

MEMORIA

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Luciano Corvaglia

I inherited my love for photography from Lamberto Pennacchi and Giovanni Costantini, who also taught me the art of printing black and white photos. It was the early 1980s and I was then attending the Roberto Rossellini Institute in Rome. When I finished my studies, I shut myself in Franco Bugionovi's darkroom. For eight years i printed fashion, reportage, portraits and nude photos made by well-known photographers. S**t, I was always in the darkroom. During the last twelve years, I have focused on printing images for exhibitions and their organization. I have also been making videos. But, s**t, I am still shut in a darkroom.

NEGATIVOPOSITIVO

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Giammaria De Gasperis

Giammaria De Gasperis (Sora, 1983) lives and works in Rome. He is co-founder and editorial director of the photographic magazine Rearviewmirror (Postcart). He also works as curator and photo consultant for both Italian and foreign photographers. In 2011 he has been a member of the jury for Fiof Award and for Fiof Best Prize (Festival of Orvieto and Barletta).

His books edited by Postcart:

CONTATTI - PROVINI D'AUTORE


CONTATTI - PROVINI D'AUTORE VOL. II


CONTACT SHEETS - THE SELECTED PHOTOS

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Paolo Fresu


Paolo Fresu graduated in trumpet studies at the Conservatory of Cagliari in 1982 and in the same year he won numerous awards as best Italian jazz talent.
In 1996 he was elected best European musician, won the “Django d’or” and was nominated best international musician.
He teaches both nationally and internationally and he has recorded over 350 records. Fresu has been the director of the Festival “Time in jazz” in Berchidda and the Bergamo festival for many years as well as artistic director and teacher at the Nuoro Jazz seminars.

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His books edited by Postcart:

CHET & MILES - Versione italiana


CHET & MILES - English version

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Andrea Longega

He was born in Venice in 1967. He teaches  Italian and writes poems everywhere, especially on the ferry. In 2002 he published the collection Ponte de Mezo for Campanotto publisher. His poems are collected in the anthology Clandestini and the poetic diary Il segreto delle fragole, both published by Lietocolle in 2003 and 2004.

He's author  of the poems in the book Venice, Venice, by Postcart edizioni.

VENICEVENEZIA

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Michela Fregona

Born in Belluno, she graduated in ancient literature and she works as a journalist, collaborating with various local and national newspapers.
Graduated in flute, in 2002 she started to work with the group of Argentine tango Manga de Tanos and in 2004 they made their first album Se complicó.

In 2001 she published with Lucia Baldini Anime Altrove. Luoghi e genti del tango argentino in Italia. In 2003 she wrote Sogno di Ulisse, viaggiatore senza passaporto for the photographic book by Lucia Baldini  La Banda Improvvisa. Cinquanta angeli musicanti sospesi su un cielo di note, a project in which also participated as a musician.
She is the author of texts for many books published by Postcart edizioni: Venice, Venezia by Leonard Freed and Claudio Corrivetti; Tangomalìa and the last, Buenos Aires Café  realized in collaboration with the photographer Lucia Baldini.
Since 2001 she teaches Italian at the Centro Territoriale Permanenteof Belluno and in prison.

TANGOMALÌA

BUENOS AIRES CAFÉ

VENICEVENEZIA

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Gabriel Cacho Millet

Journalist and author of plays, the Argentine writer Gabriel Cacho Millet is also a scholar of contemporary literature, especially of Dino Campana, Luigi Pirandello, Jorge Luis Borges, Primo Conti, Emanuel Carnevali.
Among his publications, in addition to the book Emanuel Carnevali. Racconti di un uomo che ha fretta, in 2005 he edited the Carnevali's letters with Benedetto Croce, Giovanni Papini, Carlo Linati and other writings. In collaboration with Primo Conti is the author of La gola del merlo, Memorie provocate,  that won the Extraordinary Prize Viareggio in 1984.
He published the books Dino Campana, Dolce Illusorio Sud and Non si avrà ragione di me,   with Postcart edizioni.

Dolce illusorio sud

NON SI AVRÀ RAGIONE DI ME


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Ana Blandiana

Ana Blandiana, pseudonimo di Otilia Valeria Coman (Timisoara, 25 marzo 1942), è una poetessa romena, sostenitrice dei diritti civili in Romania.
Prima della rivoluzione del 1989, quale famosa dissidente e sostenitrice dei diritti dell'uomo, ebbe il coraggio di contestare in numerose interviste e dichiarazioni pubbliche il dittatore Nicolae Ceausescu. Nel 2005 ha vinto in Italia il Premio letterario Giuseppe Acerbi, premio speciale per la poesia, per la sua opera Un tempo gli alberi avevano gli occhi, Editrice Donzelli, 2005.
Autrice del testo per “Il prezzo della Libertà” di Manolo Cinti.

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Ubah Cristina Ali Farah

Ubah Cristina Ali Farah è nata a Verona nel 1973 da padre somalo e madre italiana. È vissuta a Mogadiscio (Somalia) dal 1976 al 1991. Collabora con la Cronaca di Roma di Repubblica e con Internazionale. In Italia suoi racconti e poesie sono stati pubblicati in diverse antologie. Nella primavera 2007 è uscito Madre piccola, il suo primo romanzo, edito da Frassinelli (Premio Vittorini 2008), autrice del testo per Asmara Dream di Marco Barbon.

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Domenico Starnone

Autore del testo per il libro Terre di Sud di Emiliano Mancuso
Domenico Starnone (Saviano, 1943) è uno scrittore, sceneggiatore e giornalista 
Ha collaborato e collabora a numerosi giornali (L'unità, Il Manifesto per cui è stato redattore delle pagine culturali) e riviste di satira (Cuore e Tango), con temi generalmente improntati alla sua attività di insegnante di liceo.
Ha lavorato anche come sceneggiatore; film come La scuola di Daniele Luchetti, Denti di Gabriele Salvatores e Auguri professore di Riccardo Milani sono ispirati a suoi libri.
Il suo libro maggiormente apprezzato, Via gemito ha vinto il Premio strega nel 2001.

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Grazia Neri

Ha curato il testo di introduzione del libro Terre di sud di Emiliano Mancuso.
Grazia Neri nasce e studia a Milano dove inizia giovanissima a lavorare come traduttrice e redattrice presso l'agenzia giornalistica Newsblitz. E' nel 1966  che apre la propria agenzia. Grazia Neri riesce a conquistare la fiducia dei più rinomati fotografi, delle testate giornalistiche più prestigiose e delle agenzie più impegnate fino a diventare un vero e proprio punto di riferimento per le agenzie e i fotografi di tutto il mondo. Membro di prestigiose giurie ha partecipato anche come lettrice a seminari sul fotogiornalismo, ha tenuto diversi cicli di lezioni presso l’Istituto di Arti Applicate di Vevey, l’università Bocconi di Milano, i master per giornalisti Leonardo Mondadori. Le avventure lavorative più recenti includono l'organizzazione di una propria galleria e la circuitazione di mostre fotografiche presso altri spazi espositivi. Molte le edizioni di libri di fotografia a cui ha lavorato in collaborazione con Motta, Electa/Mondadori e altri editori.

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Roberto Saviano

Autore del testo del libro Gomorra On Set, foto di Mario Spada
Roberto Saviano è nato a Napoli nel 1979. Si è laureato in Filosofia all'Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II". In Italia collabora con “L’espresso” e “la Repubblica”, negli Stati Uniti con il “Washington Post” e il “Time”, in Spagna con “El pais”, in Germania con “Die Zeit” e “Der Spiegel”.
Il suo primo libro Gomorra (Mondadori) è un bestseller che ha venduto 3.000.000 copie ed è stato tradotto in 50 paesi. È presente nelle classifiche di best seller in Germania, Olanda, Belgio, Spagna, Francia, Svezia, Finlandia. La letteratura e il reportage sono gli strumenti che Roberto Saviano usa per raccontare la realtà.
Dal 13 ottobre 2006, in seguito al successo del romanzo Gomorra, fortemente accusatorio nei con fronti delle attività camorristiche, ha ricevuto numerose minacce da parte della camorra e vive sotto scorta. Attualmente, per motivi di sicurezza, è costretto a cambiare continuamente dimora.
Da Gomorra sono stati tratti uno spettacolo teatrale, che è valso a Saviano gli Olimpici del Teatro 2008 come miglior autore di novità italiana, e l’omonimo film candidato al premio Oscar come miglior film straniero e premiato a Cannes nel 2008 con il Gran Prix du Jury.

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Viktor Erofeev

Autore del testo per Dusha, Anima Russa di Davide Monteleone.
Nato a Mosca nel 1947 in una famiglia di diplomatici, Viktor Erofeev ha trascorso parte dell'infanzia in Francia. Laureatosi in lettere all'Università statale di Mosca, nel 1975 concluse il dottorato di ricerca discutendo presso l'Istituto di Letteratura mondiale una tesi dal titolo Dostoevskij e l'esistenzialismo francese. Nel 1979 è stato espulso dall'Unione degli Scrittori per aver organizzato l'almanacco "Metropol". Fino al 1988 non potè pubblicare in Urss le proprie opere. Dal romanzo La bella di Mosca, 1990, tradotto in più di venti lingue, ha tratto la sceneggiatura dell'omonimo film. Autore di numerosi racconti e di saggi filosofico-letterari, conduttore di trasmissioni televisive dedicate alla letteratura, Viktor Erofeev è una figura di riferimento nella cultura russa contemporanea non solo come narratore, ma anche come saggista e critico letterario. Autore del testo per Dusha, Anima Russa di Davide Monteleone.

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Valeria Brancato

Valeria Brancato was born in Potenza in 1974, where she graduated in Modern Languages with a final dissertation on Italian writer Sibilla Aleramo.
At the moment she lives and works in Bologna, dedicating her free time both to her studies in Psychology, which she is attending at University of Padua, and to creative writing.
Coauthor of the book Zadar 1991, photos by Robert Marnika

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Patrizio Corno

Is an architect. He established in 1983 “STUDIOOLTRE” a consultancy and project company, in collaboration with Renata Calzi.
The company developed architectural and interior design projects. Counselled about marketing and corporate image for design furniture company. STUDIOOLTRE also worked abroad during the latest ten years, mostly in Eastern European Countries. The company matured a deep experience in this Countries.
STUDIOOLTRE also cared the book editing for different client companies. Since 2005 the company co-operate with the photographer Carlo Gianferro for the editing project of research named "Architetture Imperfette" (imperfect architectures) that deals with little known domestic architectures.
The research produced two books, "Gypsy Architecture" edited by Axel Menges Edition of Stuttgart in 2007 and "Gypsy Interiors contemporary Rome portraits" edited by Edizioni Postcart of Rome in 2009. Currently STUDIOOLTRE is processing the third book, that deals with the popular architecture in Eastern European Countries: "Goodbye Block".

GYPSY INTERIORS

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David J. Nemeth

A professor at the University of Toledo, he writes mainly ethno-geographies that introduce and elaborate on the territorial expressions of diverse cults and cultures. His publications specialize on Gypsies (Romanies) and Travelers in the United States.
A recent essay introduces Carlo Gianferro’s Gypsy Interiors by Postcart publishing house.

GYPSY INTERIORS

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Carlo Maddalena

Carlo Maddalena is born in Naples in 1980. He is scriptwriter and freelance journalist. In 2001 he publishes a col - lection of poems titled Nero su bianco and in 2003 a second one titled Versi. In 2008 he takes a degree at Scuola Holden (Turin) on how to skilfully use the “telling's thecniques”.

TEHRAN ECHOES


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Diego Mormorio

Diego Mormorio is a writer, historian and critic of photography. He's born in Caracas but lives and works in Rome. His work mainly deals with different researches on the relations between photography, philosophy and literature. He's worked as curator for several exhibition in both public and private corporations, he collaborated for many national and international newspapers and reviews. As professor he taught History of photography at Palermo's University, IED (Rome), and High Institute for restoration of paper materials (San Casciano dei Bagni). He taught History of contemporary photography at Naples' Art Academy and Bologna's Art Academy. He's been director of Acta International Gallery in Rome and photo editor for the reviews Photo Italia, Il Messaggero and L'Informazione.

CATTURARE IL TEMPO

SCRITTORI E FOTOGRAFIA. UN MAGNIFICO INIZIO 1840-1870

SCRITTORI E FOTOGRAFIA. LEWIS CARROLL, SCRITTORE E FOTOGRAFO

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Manuela De Leonardis

Manuela de Leonardis was born in Rome in 1966. She's graduated in history of Modern Art. Since 1997 to 2004 she worked for Fototeca Nazionale/ICCD in Rome, dealing mostly in historical researches, as well as cataloging and indexing historical photographic collections. She's a free lance journalist since 1993, currently she writes for Il Manifesto/Alias, Exibart, Art a part of Cult(ure), Andy Magazine. In 2007 she starts work as curator for several exhibitions and festival of photography. She has been member of the international jury for visual arts at Muscat's Fine Art Festival (Oman) in 2010.

A TU PER TU CON I GRANDI FOTOGRAFI

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Annarita Curcio

Annarita Curcio has a university degree in Cinema Studies (University of Roma Tre) and a Master of Arts in Photography (University of Durham). She works in photographic publishing. She is also a curator of photographic exhibitons and teaches photography at private art schools. She published essays and articles for several magazines, such as: Around Photography, Fotografare, Quaderni Asiatici. She has been studying Japanese culture for years, with a particular interest in visual culture, cinema and food.

LE ICONE DI HIROSHIMA

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Irene Alison


Born in Naples in 1977, upon becoming a professional journalist, Irene Alison worked as an editor for the daily newspaper Il Manifesto, dealing mainly with photography and cinema, and for D - La Repubblica delle Donne, weekly supplement to the daily La Repubblica, where, along with working on current international issues, she continued writing about photography.
From 2010, Irene is Editor in chief of Rearviewmirror, a quarterly magazine devoted to photojournalism, published by the Italian photobook publisher Postcart. She develops journalistic projects on current international issues in conjunction with photographers. Her features have been published, among others, on magazines such as L’Espresso, D - La Repubblica delle Donne, XL, Marie Claire, Riders, the Independent Magazine

MY GENERATION

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Maurizio G. De Bonis


Maurizio G. De Bonis is cultural journalist and photography critic. He's secretary of the National Syndicate of Italian Cinematographic Critics (SNCCI) and president of Punto di Svista. He's director of Cult Frame review and on line review CineCriticaWeb. He's been curator for several photographic exhibitions in Rome at GNAM (National Gallery of Modern Art) and Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Officine Fotografiche, and private galleries. He teaches photography critic at Silvio d'Amico Dramatic Art Academy in Rome and Visual arts at ISFCI (High Institute of photography and Integrated Communication), Rome.

COSA DEVO GUARDARE



LA VERTIGINE DELLO SGUARDO



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Raffaella Perna

Raffaella Perna is a writer and researcher in History and critic of Contemporary Art and History of photography. She is the author of several publications. She has been curator for the exhibition “Synchronicity. Record cover by artists” at Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome in 2010. She collaborated with the review “alfabeta2” and the newspaper “Il Manifesto”.

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Simona Guerra

Simona Guerra works in conservation and valorization of photographic-founds, collaborating with the most important italian archives. Nephew of the great photographer Mario Giacomelli, she curated his photographic archive. She's the author of some essays on photography for Mondadori as: “Mario Giacomelli. La mia vita intera” (2008) and “Mario Dondero” (2011). “Bianco e Oscuro” edited by Postcart is her first romance.

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Giacomo Sartori

caming soon

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Teju Cole


Teju Cole (introduction) was born in the United States to Nigerian parents and raised in Nigeria. He is the author of two works of fiction: Every Day is for the Thief, a novella, and the novel Open City, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Internationaler Literaturpreis. Cole, a contributor to the New York Times, the New Yorker, and other publications, is also an art historian and a photographer.

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY E IMMAGINE POETICA



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Lisa Kereszi


Lisa Kereszi (introduction) is a photographer and educator. She is now the director of undergraduate studies at the Yale University School of Art, where she has taught since 2004. She has published five books, including Fun and Games and Joe’s Junk Yard. Her work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Brooklyn Museum, and has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s, and the New York Times Magazine.

COMPOSIZIONE E IMPROVVISAZIONE


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Manuela Fugenzi


Manuela Fugenzi is a journalist, photo editor, curator and historian of photography, active in book and periodical publishing, and has curated numerous photographic exhibitions. She teaches photography and her published works include: The Myth of Well-Being, 1981-1990 in the series Photographic History of Italian Society (1999); The Century of Women: Female Italy in the Twentieth Century (2001); The Evolution of Technique in Photography in Italy 1945-2000, Annals of the History of Italy (2004); articles for The Oxford Companion to the Photograph,Oxford University Press,War Photography in XXI Century, Italian Encyclopaedic Institute (2009). She lives in Rome.

THEY FIGHT WITH CAMERAS



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Davide Enia

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Augusto Pieroni

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Sara Guerrini

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Gabriella Gilli

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Paolo Di Paolo

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Leonello Bertolucci

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