“Ultima Edizione” trailer

About This Project

“Ultima Edizione – Storie nere dagli archivi de La Notte” is a research project about the photographic archive of La Notte, a daily crime news published from 1952 to 1995 in Italy.

A contemporary study on unpublished materials, created by editorial photographers in decades of great and continuous transformation, that offers a deep insight into the visual languages ​​of crime news in Italy, during the second half of the twentieth century. The opportunity of a direct observation of the old film’s negatives is an important peculiarity of this project.

From these disturbing black and white images the lights and shadows of our own nature emerge: contradictions, pain, suffering, the passing of time, and the misery of Italy in the late twentieth century.