Massimo Vitali has been awarded the European Union – Next Generation EU – PNRR Digital Transition Cultural and Creative Organisations Grant, which will allow for the digitalisation of the entire archive of Massimo Vitali’s negatives, since 1994. Approximately 5000 8×10 and 11×14 negatives will be digitised, taken to positive, post-produced and uploaded online to the Massimo Vitali website.
This is a huge anthropological and sociological archive in which we can witness how humans, over time, change the way they inhabit spaces, how they are present to each other and how they relate to the places they occupy, be they beaches, discos, squares or rural environments. This archive also bears witness to the long and difficult work of selection which photographers go through, in fact, of all the shots in the archive, only a fraction were chosen to be printed and made visible to the public. The intention of this project is to show all of Massimo Vitali’s work in a public digital space, demonstrating the evolution of his work over the last 30 years.