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Lisetta Carmi

Born in 1924, Genoa, Italy

Died in 2022

Overview

Lisetta Carmi was a photographer and photojournalist who created deeply insightful portraits of marginalised communities and crafted surrealist tableaux of cityscapes. Born in 1924 into a Jewish family in Genoa, Carmi experienced extreme prejudice as a child, being forced to leave school at the age of 14 due to the introduction of racial laws brought about by the Italian Fascist regime. In the early 1960s, by chance Carmi was leant a camera by a friend and immediately fell in love with photograp...Read more