From Italy to America: Photographs of Anthony Riccio
February 1 - March 30, 2012
For Anthony Riccio (b. 1952), a picture truly is worth a thousand words. For the past four decades, the New Haven, Connecticut native has documented, in word and image, the experiences of Italians and Italian-Americans not only in Southern Italy - from Lazio to Sicily - but also in two culturally rich immigrant communities in America, Boston's North End and New Haven's "Little Italy."
Divided into three units, Italy - Boston - New Haven - From Italy to America: Photographs of Anthony Riccio features twenty-six black and white photographs by Mr. Riccio. Also included are audio clips excerpted from his lengthy interviews with his subjects as they reminisced about the changes they experienced and witnessed in their lives.
Curated by Fairfield University's Drs. Jill Deupi (Director of the Bellarmine Museum of Art and Assistant Professor of Art History) and Mary Ann Carolan (Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures/Director, Italian Studies Program), this exhibition was organized by the Bellarmine Museum of Art at Fairfield University (Fairfield, Connecticut).
"From Italy to America - Photographs of Anthony Riccio" was made possible through the generous support of Nestlé Waters North America, and its S. Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water, which is sourced in the Italian Alps, and the National Endowment for the Humanities: because democracy demands wisdom.