How has photography changed from the fifties to the present day?
Above all it's the photographers who have changed. With those who entered MISA, Giacomelli, Camisa and me, photography changed. It's the beginning of the documentary standpoints but also of an intimist one. The photographers of de La Bussola carried out research into lighting and form; from MISA up until now began a research into civil photography.
How did you get in to photography?
In the USIS office, an American propaganda organisation that showed films, they had also inserted some American photographers. I learnt to recognise Ansel Adams, Eugene Smith and others. I began thus to get to know foreign photographers because in Florence's National Library, where I lived in those days, there were only Perenti Griva's books.
I began taking photos in 1953 and half way through the fifties I got a first, in Florence, where I got to know the photographers de La Bussola. But since the sixties us photographers have felt the need of professionalism. The post war years had gone and we were on the brink of the economic boom.