Lo spopolamento montano. Esperienze fotografiche a confronto in Friuli fra gli anni Trenta e Sessanta del Novecento

Claudio Lorenzini (Università di Udine), Dino Zanier (Independent scholar)


This essay analyzes photography’s role in the depiction and understanding of mountain depopulation in the Friuli region during the 20th century. In particular, the study considers the evolution from stereotypical images included in the 8-volume sociological survey Lo spopolamento montano in Italia published between 1932 and 1938 to the independent, politically conscious works of postwar photographers associated with the Gruppo friulano per una nuova fotografia, based on a Neorealist approach to the human environment.

DOI: 10.4424/rsf2020-4


Mountain depopulation; Friuli Venezia Giulia; Neorealism; Friulian group for the new photography; 1930s; 1960s.

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