Photography has been portraying and narrating reality for almost two centuries. It is starting from this premise that History & Photography was born in 2011, a project that aims to:
narrate the history of contemporary societies through photography, exalting both the documentary function of the images and their aesthetic and artistic value;
introduce and promote at the same time the history of the art of photography (and in particular photojournalism) from its origins to the present day;
enhance and make accessible to the general public and especially to the youngest - with exhibitions, photo-projections and editorial initiatives - the Italian and foreign historical photographic archives, private and public, which often, although retaining considerable iconographic treasures, are unknown even to the professionals of the sector;
proposing Photography as an innovative support to the teaching of History within Schools and Universities both through traditional methods (exhibitions, guided tours and video projections) and via internet - in fact, in a perspective of a more and more increasingly connected, digital and multimedia education, History & Photography project proposes selections of photos already structured in a historical path of at least 40 images, viewable by professors with a manual slide show during classroom lessons thanks to a simple internet connection to a reserved link and a password
Creators, curators and producers of the project are Alessandro Luigi Perna and Eff&Ci – Facciamo Cose of Federica Candela.
It is the cultural center "la Casa di Vetro" in Milan which hosts many of the History & Photography project initiatives, when they are not held in external locations.
background photo of the page © Courtesy NARA - National Archives Record Administration
THE SECOND WORLD CONFLICT IN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE AMERICAN STATE ARCHIVES
THE INVESTIGATIONS OF THE FAMOUS AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER ON THE UNDERAGE CONDITION OF THE POORS AND IMMIGRANTS IN THE UNITED STATES OF THE EARLY 1900S