Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Lisetta Carmi - I Travestiti

Shockingly rare. Cited by Parr/Badger in the photobook: a history vol.1. "In the wrong hands the subject of the transvestite can be voyeuristic.  It is to the credit of the Genoese photographer Lisetta Carmi that she never goes for the cheap shot as she explores Genoa’s transvestite quarter. This book is a serious study that makes an attempt to understand and empathize with the social and sexual phenomenon of the transvestite". An amazing and expertly executed study of transvestisim in Genoa during the late sixties and early seventies. Incredible images of the people and places that make up the narrative of the book. So good!