See America through the lens of Italian photographer Mario Carnicelli
Keep the dream alive
After winning a national photography competition sponsored by Popular Photography magazine, Mamiya, and Pentax in 1966, Mario Carnicelli headed across the pond to claim his prize—a scholarship to photograph America. During this time, Carnicelli travelled around the country — from New York and Chicago to San Francisco — and captured different cultures, fashions, and emotions, as well as the complexities behind living the American dream. Shortly after his time in the USA, Carnicelli returned to Italy to retire, and the photos were never seen again—until now. Over 150 colour and black-and-white photos have recently been curated and collated into a 160-page, hardback book called American Voyage: Photographs by Mario Carnicelli. Published by Reel Art Press, the book will be released in May 2018, which will coincide with the opening of an exhibition of Mario Carnicelli’s work at the David Hill Gallery in Ladbroke Grove, London, taking place from 19 April to 2 June.
Photos: Reel Art Press