Barber College, Chicago, 1966
Rediscovered after 50 years and published here for the first time American Voyage is a captivating portrait of 1960s America from Italian photographer Mario Carnicelli.
Featuring over 100 colour and black-and-white images the collection takes in the people, fashion, colours and textures of sixties American street life, capturing the mood and undercurrent of a changing country.
In 1966, Mario Carnicelli won first place in a national Italian photography competition sponsored by Popular Photography magazine. On submitting an image of a demonstration in his home town of Pistoia, Tuscany, Carnicelli won a scholarship to photograph America. He travelled to the US on three occasions in the 1960s and this beautiful book and documents his trips across the United States and time spent in cities including Detroit, San Francisco, Buffalo, New York and Chicago.
American Voyage is an optimistic and contemplative look at the complexity of ordinary people and the American dream.