Attacked by the right for celebrating communist responsibility for the downfall of Mussolini, the persistence of the commemoration is a relief amid the far-right drift of Italian politics.
This year is no different, as Italian legislators debated two bills about 25 April this week. In honour of this year’s observance, I collected photographs I’ve shot of adverts around my home. This time, with a twist.
Included are photos touching on death – nearly half a million Italians were killed in WWII – and recent events: the Ukraine War and the election of the first ‘postfascist’ government in Italy since WWII.
Photographs courtesy of Joel Schalit. All rights reserved.