Photography: an art that is experiencing growing popularity in Italy. The revolution of documentary photography analysed by an expert in camera obscura from the 1920s and 1930s.
By “documentary style” we mean a photographic approach in which the artist disappears, creating a space for authentic “duplicates of the world”. Paradoxically, this was one of the major styles of the 20th century and it produced some of the better known images of the Weimar Republic and the Great Depression. August Sander and Walker Evans are some of the best known artists but they also had a considerable influence on Diane Arbus and later Thomas Ruff, Thomas Struth and Andreas Gursky, who are some of the most widely acclaimed photographers of the modern era. It also had a significant impact on American post-war art, from Pop Art to Minimalism and from New Dada to conceptual art. A must for photography enthusiasts and photographic art lovers, and museums, which are dedicating an increasingly amount of space to this form of art.