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Alfonso Mottola's archive

December 16, 2021> February 27, 2022

Photographic exhibition in the Photo Library of the Civic Museums of History and Art of Trieste
Alfonso Mottola's archive
On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of photographer Alfonso Mottola (1921-2008), the archive, donated by his wife immediately after his death, was largely conditioned and digitized.

The heritage, which is of particular importance not only quantitative but also qualitative, differs from others preserved in the Photo Library, because it does not give us back shots of crime or pink news or the world of sport. Nor are the intimate and private moments of Trieste's inhabitants captured: from weddings to communions.

The photographic production of Mottola, owner of the Foto Astra shop in via Carducci 10 from 1951 to 1999, is mainly linked to books published alone or in collaboration with other authors and covers a chronological period between the 1950s and the end of the 1990s. .