Alan Lomax in the Salento: Ethnographic Photographs from the 1950s

Black and white photographs taken by Alan Lomax during his recording trip in Puglie with Diego Carpitella in 1954 were exhibited at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 1023 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA. Sponsored by ACE and the Italian Oral History Institute, and curated by Luisa Del Giudice, Director of the IOHA, Los Angeles, and Goffredo Plastino of Newcastle University, the exhibition ran in conjunction with 38th Annual Conference of the American Italian Historical Association, entitled “Speaking Memory: Oral History, Oral Culture and Italians in America.” Attended by a diverse group of historians, folklorists, poets, musicians, and artists, the AIHA Conference was unusually lively and stimulating.

Originally posted: December 1, 2006