May 1, 2016

40 Breathtaking Black and White Photographs Capture Everyday Life in Palermo, Sicily in the 1950s and 1960s

Enzo Sellerio was born in Palermo, Sicily, in 1924. He studies law but in the meantime he discovers photography. He wins his first prize in 1952. He is considered one of the major photographers of the “Neorealismo”, an Italian artistic movement, which envisages a realistic approach in cinema, photography and literature.

In his photos he succeeds in capturing, thanks to a great technical quality and to an extraordinary sensibility, the soul of his homeland, Sicily, and of its people.

Among the street scenes, townscapes and landscapes, people working and at play, the ebb and flow of Sicilian life, the viewer of these photographs begins to recognise a master whose sense of composition has been influenced by the great European painters whose work he knows so well, by Breughel, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Vermeer and Millet.


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