IGNANI, Dino. Dark Portraits: Rome 1982 – 1985.

(Italy): Yard Press, 2014.  First edition.  Octavo.  Unpaginated.  Essay by Roberto D’Agostino.  Text in Italian and English. The photographer’s first book.  Volume of photographs of the youth that lit up the Italian night life of the early ’80s and, in particular, the venues and events related to the so-called dark universe. The dark community encompassed the various musical tendencies and the fashion of those years: from post-punk to new romantic to gothic. These photos were shot in video-bars, discos and other places where dark events took place at the time (Olimpo, Supersonic, Angelo Azzurro, Blue Bar, C-Club, Venice, Black Out, Uonna Club, Piper, Cinema Espero) and where Ignani would invite the habitués to pose for their portraits.  A very good copy in photo-illustrated wrappers.  Published in an edition of just 300 copies.


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