Carlo Bavagnoli, since 1954, has been a loyal regular at Rigolo's.
For this reason he wanted to share with other friends and patrons of his historic restaurant a small selection of some photos he took between 1958 and 1962.
Carlo Bavagnoli is a true star of the international photography scene: he is in fact the only Italian photographer (but it would be more correct to say "not American") in the staff of LIFE, the great magazine that helped write the most exciting history of photojournalism.
In this room there are some of his most famous photographs, mainly published in LIFE: from "The People of Trastevere" to some extraordinary reportage made in the US or on the poverty of Italy, engaged in the difficult road to recovery.
For Carlo Bavagnoli photography is a testimony, a memory, an opportunity for socialising and friendship.
That's why these photos are here in this room of Rigolo, where Charles habitually sits and appreciates the wonderful risottos cooked by Mrs. Wilma.
Carlo Emilio Gadda and Giorgio Bassani
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