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The “Exoteric Gate” in Milan. Interview with Nanda Vigo

Nanda Vigo has been on a journey of art her whole life. “I’ve always walked along this pathway,” she told “Italian Ways” the day...

Italy, my love. Interview with Emmanuel Guibert

by Paolo Mattei Someone recently recommended a book to Emmanuel Guibert: the famous “My Name is Asher Lev”, by Chaim Potok (1929-2002). The 1972 best-selling novel...

Mogol, CET, and folk culture. An interview

by Paolo Mattei “I could live anywhere: all I need are a pencil and a piece of paper…” That is how Giulio Rapetti, alias Mogol, starts...

Rino Barillari, the “King of Paparazzi”. An interview

by Paolo Mattei Walking around the streets of Rome with Rino Barillari is a little unsettling. The “King of Paparazzi”, the famous photographer of the capital’s...

Elio Ciol’s photography: a “never-ending tour” from Friuli to the world. An interview

by Paolo Mattei From Casarsa to the New York Metropolitan, from Friuli to the world: Elio Ciol has come a long way thanks to his photographs,...

Pepi Merisio’s folk stories. An interview

by Paolo Mattei One look at his black and white photos, and you feel like jumping into them. You could listen to the stories told...

Photographing the essential. Interview with Piergiorgio Branzi

by Paolo Mattei Piergiorgio Branzi was raised in Florence, a city that “looks stern”, in which “color is just a pleasant accessory, a filler, although it...

A penchant for Italian motorcycles: interview with Phil Aynsley

Phil Aynsley is an Australian photographer and a great fan of Italian motorcycles. The images for many of the articles published on “Italian Ways”...

Mario Rutelli, my great-grandfather. Interview with Francesco Rutelli

by Paolo Mattei “I can almost see him: a twelve-year-old kid dangerously climbing up the scaffolding, carving the triglyphs in the frieze of Palermo’s Teatro Massimo…” Francesco...

The many coincidences and crossroads of “Italian Ways”. Interview with Tim Parks

by Paolo Mattei Tim Parks first set foot in Italy about forty years ago. He got off the InterRail train, one summer morning in 1974, and...

“Full Color” in Rome. Interview with Franco Fontana

by Paolo Mattei If you look at Franco Fontana’s landscapes and listen to the way the photographer describes them, you might be reminded of a...

Interview with Louise Fili: graphic art on the road

by Paolo Mattei “I took my first trip to Italy at the age of sixteen; I went with my parents who were returning for the...

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