Published by SKIRA. Edited by Victoria Noel-Johnson.
This volume consists of more than 60 color photographs of New York City between the years 1984 and 1998. Taken by the internationally acclaimed Italian photographer Fulvio Roiter (1926–2016), the images serve as a celebration of the city and people of New York, illustrating their beauty, strength, resilience and hope with a sense of poignant immediacy and timeless elegance. The series recalls a New York that once was, with many shots featuring the city’s instantly recognizable skyline which was irreparably altered by the terrorist attacks that unfolded just a few years later. As the city emerges from yet another collective trauma caused by the Covid pandemic, Roiter’s intimate portrait of New York and its inhabitants stands as a stoic reminder of life after death, of light after darkness.
Published by Marsilio Editori. Edited by Denis Curti.
The most complete monograph ever published and the first after the death of the great Venetian photographer.
An incomparable photographer with images from all over the world, Roiter started to take photographs in 1947. For twenty-five years, he preferred to use black and white, with an uncompromising formal and compositional rigor and a technique rooted in contrast, a technique he would continue to seek even in his later work with color.
The catalog celebrates Fulvio Roiter with essays by Italo Zannier and Denis Curti and an anthology of writings on his art. The photographs are organized into thematic sections: "Venice in Black and White," "The Tree," "Venice in Color," "Italy in Black and White," "Around the World" and "A Man Without Desires."