An incomparable photographer with images from all over the world, Roiter started to take photographs in 1947. For twenty-five years, he preferred to use black and white, with an uncompromising formal and compositional rigor and a technique rooted in contrast, a technique he would continue to seek even in his later work with colour. The catalogue celebrates Fulvio Roiter with essays by Italo Zannier and Denis Curti and an anthology of writings on his art. The photographs are organized into thematic sections: Venice in Black and White, The Tree, Venice in Colour, Italy in Black and White, Around the World and A Man Without Desires.
Denis Curti is artistic director of the Casa dei Tre Oci and adviser to the Fondazione di Venezia on the management of its collection of photographs. From 2005 to 2014, he was director of Contrasto-Milano and vice president of the Fondazione FORMA. For over fifteen years, he has been the photography critic for ViviMilano and Il Corriere della Sera. An expert on the photography market, in the years 2002 2003 he organized Sotheby s first auctions of photographs in Milan. He edits the monthly Il Fotografo.