Luzzara, 2014. Photograph by David Maialetti.
After leading Photo Nights at the Pen and Pencil Club for more than 10 years, David Maialetti stepped down last spring, but now we’re going to put his work on the screen at last. Please join us at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17th at the Pen and Pencil.
For the past 18 years, Philadelphia Daily News staff photographer David Maialetti has been documenting the city where he was born and raised. His visual talents have earned him numerous international, national, and local honors, including awards from World Press Photo and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, as well as multiple Pennsylvania Photographer of the Year titles.
Most recently, Forbes.com named Maialetti one of “10 Instagram Photographers You Should Follow.”
Since 2006, Maialetti has been spending his vacations teaching photography to American college students studying abroad in the Marche region of Italy. He has also taught at Temple University, his alma mater, and is currently teaching photojournalism at Community College of Philadelphia.
For Photo Night, Maialetti will share recent work documenting life in Luzzara, Italy, a village in the Emilia-Romagna region, where he also tracked down the last remaining subjects photographed by American photographer Paul Strand.
In 1955, Strand teamed up with Italian screenwriter Cesare Zavatini to create the book “Un Paese.” The Philadelphia Museum of Art will host a Strand retrospective this fall.