Lisetta Carmi

Lisetta Carmi (born 1924 in Genoa) is “a wandering soul:” concert pianist, traveller and founder of a meditation community in Apulia. She was also a freelance photographer who, in her works of documentation and social condemnation, anticipated a great deal of “real-life” photography of the 1970s. Over recent years, major retrospectives of her work have been held, including that in Palazzo Ducale in Genoa.
Lisetta Carmi - Genova 1960 / 1970
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Humboldt Books - Time Travel
This publication features a selection of photographs by Lisetta Carmi, documenting the social transformations of Genoa during the 1960s. Carmi witnessed the economic boom of the city, but also its everyday life, including her famous photo series of transvestites which caused a scandal at the time.

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