Lisetta Carmi


Lisetta Carmi born 1924-2022, Genova, Italy, where she lived and worked. Having initially studied music, Carmi became a fairly famous concert pianist, before turning to photography in the 1960s. Although her career as a photographer lasted only eighteen years, it resulted in a major body of work. Carmi saw photography as an important tool for ‘understanding’ reality. The sole purpose of her gaze was to give a voice to the voiceless, highlighting social injustices. Her images remain an indispensable tool for the historical knowledge of these places, people and realities.
Carmi had numerous solo exhibitions, among them; ‘Erotisme et autoritarisme à Staglieno’ Ciaccia Levi, Paris (2023) ; Arte PhEST – See Beyond the Sea, Monopoli, Italy; ‘Lisetta Carmi, Renée‘, Galérie Antoine Levi, Paris, France; ‘Lisetta Carmi: Viaggio in Israele e Palestina FOTOGRAFIE 1962-1967’, synagogue of Casale Monferrato, Italy; ‘I would not think to touch the sky with two hands’, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel; Museo MAN, Nuoro, Italy; ‘Lisetta Carmi, La bellezza della verità‘, Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Rome, Italy; ‘Lisetta Carmi‘, Foto Forum Galerie, Bolzano, Italy and many others. Lisetta Carmi had been awarded the “Italics d’Oro”, Monopoli, Italy; Premio Cinema del Reale”, Corigliano d’Otranto, Italy; Premio Marco Bastianelli”, Rome, Italy; “Premio Mediterraneum”, Modica, Italy, among many others.

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