Joel Schalit / 12 Mar 2024

Vintage Photography Politics

Aperture Priorities Contact Sheet #12

I never believed in black and white. As one of the last generations to grow up with a monochrome television, I can still recall the thrill of getting our first colour unit at home.(...)
John Foster / 08 Sep 2023

Revolutionary Italy

Remembering Mario Tronti, Part I

Mario Tronti’s death is a tragedy. A key figure in Italian radical politics in the 1960s, like many members of his generation, he started his career as a Communist and ended it in the Democratic Party (PD).(...)

Joel Schalit / 03 May 2023

May Day in Torino

First Meloni Edition

Rain is always bad for protests. Particularly in a drought-stricken region like northern Italy, where the slightest hint of thunder sends people running indoors.(...)
Joel Schalit / 21 Apr 2023

Liberation Day Today

Remembering WWII in Italy

In the lead-up to every Liberation Day on 25 April, adverts commemorating the event appear on most of the municipal billboards of my Torino neighbourhood.(...)
Basilio Korman / 20 Mar 2020

Survival in Turin

Life Under Lockdown

I’m in the second week of self-imposed Coronavirus isolation, and the fourth day of the nationwide lockdown mandated by the Italian government to stop - or at least slow - the epidemic. (...)

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