A Vitali in my Kitchen

Why should it feel bizarre to see Massimo’s work in a domestic context?

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Editor

Same Beach, Same Sea

There’s nothing more boring than a “perfect” tropical beach and even now I try to stay away from them.

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Massimo Vitali

Every Man is an Island

Spargi is a little island off La Madelena, which is off Sardinia. The place is fantastic, it’s absolutely gorgeous. And being an island off an island off another island, what happens is that it’s totally deserted but at a certain time of the day you have tourist boats that arrive and you have 300 or 400 people who disembark.

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Massimo Vitali

By the Sea

That's an article on my work published in the Chinese Magazine SKP, waiting for someone to translate it! Any tips?

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Ariel Kenig

Beautiful?

"My pictures are not geographic. They should be banal, maybe, but not beautiful and they should not discover a territory. They are about millions of other things."

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Adam Welch

Free time

The invention of free time is relatively recent. It affects the affluent and changing society, and its relations with consumption. Leisure is illusory and instead the economic and social forces take over individual free time and sell it to each of us like they were goods.

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Landscape Stories

Rules

In conversation with Silvia Camporesi about privacy rules and location permits.
Sorry, only for Italian speakers!

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Massimo Vitali & Silvia Camporesi

Society: signs and rules

The French people are more controlled, I’m not saying that it’s not good, but it is a difference that I find between the beaches in Italy and France. In Italy it’s a bit more “without rules”.

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Sophie Biass-Fabiani & Massimo Vitali

Not Taken

"It may seem strange, but a long time ago I even ended up in jail for not having taken a picture that the judge said I should have taken, although I don’t want to rehash these sad and painful stories."
— Massimo Vitali

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Massimo Vitali

Photographs of a Man

From the point of view of technique and method, Vitali’s photographs have a far away historic precedent that is little known, that of the commercial photographer Eugene. O. Goldbeck, an exception in the panorama of photography popular between the Twenties and Forties where the names Lewis H. Hine, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Ben Shahn, Margaret Bourke-White and Berenice Abbott dominate uncontested.

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Desdemona Ventroni