Pietro Donzelli

Land Without Shadow
The Po Delta in the 1950s

  • Edited by Roberta Valtorta, Renate Siebenhaar
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Size 24 x 28 cm
  • Pages 208
  • Illustrations 120
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2017
  • ISBN 9788836636747
  • Price € 34,00  € 32,30
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Terra senz’ombra is a photographic project on the Po Delta by Pietro Donzelli (Monte Carlo 1915–Milan 1998), one of the great masters of twentieth-century Italian photography. Taken over eight years, from 1953 to 1961, the photographs have been displayed in exhibitions in Italy and further afield. This volume presents the most comprehensive selection of pictures from his large-scale project published to date, documenting Donzelli’s extensive photographic culture. His work cannot be classified as reportage, understood as rapid, “gestural” shots, but rather as documentary photography, centered on observation and reflection. In this project on the Po Delta, the heart of Donzelli’s work, his realist and “humanist” approach to photography emerges to the full.

Rovigo, Palazzo Roverella, March - July 2017


Pietro Donzelli: the Po Delta as the Finis Terrae
Roberta Valtorta

Land without Shadow


List of Works

Critical Anthology

Renate Siebenhaar

Biographical Note

Exhibitions and bibliography