In pictures: visual inspiration from the W* photography desk
In 1966, Mario Carnicelli scooped top honours in a national Italian photography competition, winning a scholarship to photograph America. The resulting body of work, American Voyage, was recently rediscovered after 50 years and is being published by Reel Art Press for the first time. Carnicelli’s photographs span several US cities – Detroit, San Francisco, Buffalo, New York and Chicago – during the 1960s. His images comment on the complexities and contradictions of the American Dream, and how the pursuit of it was underpinned by loneliness and displacement. An accompanying exhibition runs at David Hill Gallery from 20 April until 8 June.
Pictured, Newsstand, New York, 1966, by Mario Carnicelli. Published by Reel Art Press, American Voyage, £30, is available from May