ARCHIVE RICCARDO CARBONE
The photo Riccardo Carbone archive consists of about 500 thousand negative, in addition to some thousands of prints and glass plates.
The documentation collection covers a time span between the early twenties and the beginning of the seventies and refers mostly (but not exclusively) to the reality of Naples and Campania. This publication was produced in the course of collaboration between the photographer Riccardo Carbone (1897-1923) and the daily newspaper "Il Mattino" of Naples.
In his profession of photojournalist Richard Carbone it has documented, through the various political phases that have characterized the history of the twentieth century, the main local and national events. It is a very rich, and largely unexplored, iconographic source for the reconstruction of the history not only of Naples, but the entire country.
The Association Riccardo Carbone was born in 2016 in order to preserve this important heritage and make it available for online consultation (see the project in detail).
The negatives are subjected to relentless degradation processes caused by environmental factors and are subject to a slow but steady decay. The repeated requests for financial aid to both local and national institutions have been ignored.
We can not wait any longer, the intervention must be immediate but the commitment and charges are considerable.
SAVE THE ARCHIVE RICCARDO CARBONE!
Anyone who wants to help save this immense cultural heritage can support us through a bank transfer using IBAN: IT96R0623003417000056794785
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