Galleria Belvedere, Milano.
About forty black and white images made by Angelo Faliva and his sons Roberto e Giuseppe, tell us a piece of the history of Cremona, from the post-war period to the seventies.
There is a very young Mina with the tiger who helped to bind the great singer famous nickname of Tigre di Cremona, and there is one of the most loved and likeable Italian actors of
all the time, Ugo Tognazzi, there are the legendary Mille Miglia cars that seen almost do now
smile and there are the "unforgotten" Coppi and Bartali next to a selection of images that there
they show a different city grappling with demonstrations and protests, children posing in front of the lens, in addition to the faces of those who work and sweat every day or who get distracted on the banks of the Po. The exhibition, which travels hand in hand with the history of the Faliva family, which has always been linked to
world of photography (in addition to his children also Angelo's brother, Celeste was a fan photographer), conceived and commissioned by one of Angelo's grandchildren, Alberto to remember his beloved grandfather, is in reality, the careful and curious testimony of those who with their Rolleiflex narrated a cross-section of daily life in Cremona, a city with a thousand facets, but never banal and yesterday as today, full
of tradition, culture, sport, interests and above all charm.
Angelo Faliva was born in Milan on January 24, 1910. He began his activity as a photographer with A. Colliva, and together
they founded the A. Colliva & A. Faliva Photographic Studio in Corso Venezia in Milan. In 1935 he went to Brescia with the
brother Celeste (also a photographer) and sister Adelaide (known as Lally, painter and retoucher). One more year
later he arrives in Cremona, where in 1952 he will open his first atelier in via Boldori and, later, from 1955, in the square
Cavour (today Stradivari). The "family" business continues with his sons Roberto and Giuseppe: the latter guide
even today with unchanged passion, together with his wife Rosanna, the atelier. Angelo died in Cremona in