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A contemporary study on unpublished materials, created by editorial photographers in decades of great and continuous transformation, that offers a deep insight on the visual languages ​​of the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


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