From the 3rd to the 27th of May, the Italian Cultural Institute in New York, in partnership with Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, will host the exhibition ”Fulvio Roiter: High-Rise New York”, to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11 2001. The exhibition celebrates the city and the people of New York. It features color photographs taken between 1984 and 1998 by the Italian photographer of international renown Fulvio Roiter (Meolo, 1926 – Venice, 2016), which comprehensively capture the city’s beauty, strength, resilience, and hope with heart-rending immediacy and timeless elegance.
As New York emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic, Roiter’s intimate portrait of New York and its inhabitants stands as a stoic reminder of life after death and of light after darkness. To complement the event, the Italian Cultural Institute has organized a debate panel with Victoria Noel-Johnson, the curator of the exhibition, Fabio Finotti, the Director of the Institute, and Stefano Albertini, the Director of Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò.
Roiter published ”Venise à fleur d’eau”, his first book of photographs in black and white, in 1954. Throughout his career, he published more than 70 books with the photographs of his journeys all over the world. The great photographer died in Venice in 2016.