Visione is a collection of images from a time of post-war relief on the cusp of a new battle: civil rights. The book doesn’t document the struggles, instead it captures the hope, the whimsy, the weary, the connections, and chasms of people navigating their lives in a moment of calm before the cultural storms to come.
“. . . DiGirolamo makes us smile, and think, and reflect, and remember—far greater attributes than anything we might say about his photographic talents.”
—Brooks Jensen, LensWork
In the 1950’s, Mario DiGirolamo began making photographs in his native Rome and continued searching for subjects as he followed his career as a research scientist first to London and then, upon accepting a residency at City Hospital on Roosevelt Island, New York. Using a Rolleiflex twin-lens camera, his exquisite compositions were the result of a scientist’s mind to resolve problems, seeking the perfect juxtaposition of light, form, and space to create some of the most iconic images of the midcentury.
DiGirolamo’s work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows including most recently, Lumiere Gallery in Atlanta. He has received the Frances Wu Award for Creative Photographer of the Year five years in a row and was represented for many years by Fay Gold Gallery in Atlanta. His photographs have been shown at Association of International Photography Art Dealers Art Show in New York and are in public and private collections worldwide.