Memorial Exhibit for Franco A. Barsotti

Memorial Exhibit for Franco A. Barsotti, Chicago-based photographer and Professor Emeritus from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Franco (Frank) Alberto Barsotti was born and raised in Chicago’s historic Pullman area in an Italian immigrant neighborhood. Franco’s parents, Alfredo Barsotti and Tarsilla Barsotti emigrated from Italy to Chicago in 1923. Franco returned to Italy often and a large portion of his work consists of photographs of Italy. Franco studied traditional black-and-white photography, reflected in his earlier work. He was also one of the early adapters of digital photography.

Memorial for Franco Barsotti:

August 23, 2012:

6-7:30 pm – Memorial gathering SAIC Auditorium, 2nd floor Columbus Building, 280 S Columbus Drive, Chicago IL 60603

7:30-9 pm – Reception Leroy Neiman Campus Center, 37 S Wabash, corner of E Monroe

August 20 – September 8, 2012:

Exhibit of Franco’s work will be on display from  at both of the above locations.

Chicago Sun-Times article: http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/13251877-418/franco-a-barsotti-74-photography-professor-embraced-digital-age.html

More about Franco’s work at: http://www.kazbar.org/francobarsotti

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