A special, limited run exhibition of work by acclaimed photographer Mario Badagliacca.
Italy is Out asks the question: What does it mean to be an Italian abroad today?
Badagliacca tackles the query with a compelling series of photographs that examine the common elements behind Italian migration, while also looking at the contexts of migration from historical and social perspectives. The end result is a series of thoughtful portraits of Italians abroad and their personal objects, all telling the story of of their families, personal histories, and connections with their culture.
Hear from Badagliacca in a talk on Friday, April 21 at 9 AM in the Rosa M. Ailibouni Room in the Ohio Union.
Reasearch for Italy is Out is part of the AHRC-funded project 'Transnationalizing Modern Languages: Mobility Identity and Translation in Modern Italian Cultures' involving researchers at the Universities of Bristol, Cardiff, Queen Margaret, St Andrews, and Warwick.
Italy is Out is held in conjunction with the 2017 American Association for Italian Studies and Canadian Society for Italian Studies Conference.
About Mario Badagliacca
Mario Badagliacca is a documentary photographer and photojournalist born in Palermo in 1980. He graduated in Politics and International Relations at the University of Naples 'L'Orientale'. During his studies in Naples he worked with several non profit organizations. He graduated in photo reportage and photojournalism in Rome, where he is based. Focused on local realities and social issues, he is currently working on human rights violations and in long term projects about the cultural aspects of migrations. He works with several researchers and universities (such as St. Andrews University, University of Oxford, San Diego State University) and his photographs have been published in national and international magazines and newspapers. He currently collaborates with the 'TML Project: Mobility Identity and Translation in Modern Italian Cultures' supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of UK and he is developing a work on Italian emigration between London, New York and Buenos Aires.
2017 American Association for Italian Studies/Canadian Society for Italian Studies Conference Sponsors
Ohio State University Office of Research; The Department of French and Italian (OSU); The Istituto italiano di cultura di Chicago; The Center for Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (OSU); The Department of African and African American Studies (OSU); The Film Studies Program (OSU); The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (OSU); Taylor and Francis; The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (OSU); Popular Culture Studies (OSU); The Wexner Center for the Arts; Casalini Libri; The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum; Hopkins Hall Gallery (OSU)