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Fausto Giaccone photographs and papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1255

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of photographs, papers, and publications that document the work of Italian photojournalist Fausto Giaccone (1943-), from 1966 to 2013. The material includes Giaccone's reportage of social and cultural aspects of Europe, South America, and the Middle East, with an emphasis on political movements in Italy and Portugal from 1966 to 1986. The photographic materials in this collection consist of exhibition prints, work prints, contact sheets, and original slides for fifteen photo journalism assignments; prints for three exhibitions; and slides and work prints for two books, as well as a portfolio of color prints. The papers largely document the production of the book Una storia portoghese (Palermo: Randazzo, 1987), and include clippings and exhibition reviews. The papers also include exhibition catalogs, publications, and publicity material produced for various projects. Some of Giaccone's publications are also included with the collection.

Photographic projects documented in the collection include reportage of the 1968 student movement in Rome; Palestinian fedayeen in Jordan and Lebanon in 1968 and 1974; the 1981 protest march in Comiso, Sicily; music festivals in Europe; and village life in Southern Italy during the 1970s. Other subjects depicted include fishermen in Mazara del Vallo, Sicily; Paraguan Mennonites; and city and village life throughout Yugoslavia, 1987 to 1990. Highlighted in the collection is Una storia portoghese (A Portuguese Story), a project resulting from two visits Giaccone made to Portugal, in 1975 and 1986, to document rural life in the wake of the Carnation Revolution. Also highlighted in the collection are photographs of Colombia produced for Giaccone's 2013 book , Macondo: The world of Gabriel García Márquez (Rome: Postcard, 2013). Sets of prints are also included from three exhibitions: The Battle of Valle Giulia (American Academy in Rome, Rome, 2008), Viaggio nelle terre dei pastori (Nuoro, 1982), and Sicily 1968-1982 (Salemi, 1982).

Publications included with the collection include Una storia portoghese, the Italian and Portuguese editions; Macondo: The world of Gabriel García Márquez; and '68 Altrove.

Dates

  • 1966 - 2013

Creator

Language of Materials

In Italian, English, Portuguese, and French.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Box 15 (CDs): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Fausto Giaccone Photographs and Papers collection is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from L'Arengario Studio Bibliografico on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2014.

Arrangement

Organized into three series: I. Photographs, 1966-2010. II. Papers, 1975-2013. III. Printed material, 1987-2013.

Extent

4.6 Linear Feet (17 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.giaccone

Overview

The collection consists of photographs, papers, and publications that document the work of Italian photojournalist Fausto Giaccone (1943-), from 1966 to 2013. The material includes Giaccone's reportage of social and cultural aspects of Europe, South America, and the Middle East, with an emphasis on political movements in Italy and Portugal from 1966 to 1986. The photographic materials in this collection consist of exhibition prints, work prints, contact sheets, and original slides for fifteen photo journalism assignments; prints for three exhibitions; and slides and work prints for two books, as well as a portfolio of color prints. The papers largely document the production of the book Una storia portoghese (Palermo: Randazzo, 1987), and include clippings and exhibition reviews. The papers also include exhibition catalogs, publications, and publicity material produced for various projects. Some of Giaccone's publications are also included with the collection.

Fausto Giaccone (born 1943)

Fausto Giaccone is an Italian photographer and photojournalist whose work focuses on social movements and cultural issues in Europe, South America, and the Middle East. Born in Tuscany, Italy, in 1943, Giaccone grew up in Palermo and moved to Rome in the mid-1960s to study at the Valle Giulia School of Architecture at the University of Rome. Giaccone began his photojournalism career photographing the student protests at the University in March 1968, an event that became known as the Battle of Valle Giulia. Since the 1960s, Giaccone has worked as a photojournalist, photographing current events for Italian newspapers and other European publications. His subjects have included the Italian student movement of the late 1960s, the Palestinian Fedayeen in Egypt and Jordan, the aftermath of the Carnation Revolution in Portugal, and a survey of European architecture of the 21st century.

His publications include Una storia portoghese (Palermo: Randazzo, 1987); European Millenium Architecture with Roberto Collova (Vienna: Regina Maria Anzenberger, 2003); Volti di Cavallino Treporti (Florence: EDIFIR, 2012); and Macondo: The World of Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Rome: Postcart, 2013).

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.
Title
Guide to the Fausto Giaccone photographs and papers
Author
by Eve C. Neiger
Date
2015 January
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

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