Italy 1954–1955

1954 to 1955
Over 1300 black and white photographs illustrate Alan Lomax and Diego Carpitella six-month field trip through Italy with Diego Carpitella in 1954 and 1955. Lomax's growing skill with the camera produced a collection of images evoking the musical culture of peasants, shepherds, fishermen, and artisans in over a hundred localities from Sicily to the Alps. They bear testimony to an era in Italian life and history that was both tragic and enormously fecund.

The many dozens of hours of recordings made by Lomax and Carpitella on this trip will be made available here when their digital catalog is completed.
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