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If you don't know us

SE NON CI CONOSCETE / IF
YOU DON'T KNOW US. THE US BEING THE ITALIANS WHO MARCHED, PROTESTED AND FOUGHT RUNNING BATTLES WITH THE AUTHORITIES IN
THE CLASS WARS OF THE SEVENTIES.

Another achingly good book. Italian photographer Tano D'Amico's photobook of the class struggle that tore through the fabric of Italian society in the late sixties and seventies. Se Non Ci Conoscete was published in 1977. It was cheaply produced on poor quality paper with the printing not much better than a photocopy. 
 
Revolt into style. Great shape and great sweater too. More 'fight at the Fiat factory' than Fiorucci, perhaps. There are not actually so many violent images in the book. For every demonstration, march or occupation photographed there are two more portraits of people before or after; watching and waiting, clearing up and counting the cost. 
Nervous tension. D'Amico takes amazing photographs of women. She looks apprehensive as events unfold on the other side of the fence. She also looks fantastic. There should be no either/or between fashion and freedom!
April 1977. Only anarchists are pretty. If London was preoccupied with punk at this time. Rome was occupied. The photographer's signature below this image - the first photograph in the book. 
 
No trains today. In the suburbs of Venice, workers and students took over buses and drove them themselves. See more of D'Amico's book on this link  and try this email if you want it. 
 
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