Federico Santi, Photographer
Books by Federico Santi
"VISTA Redux: 1969 a Year in the Life of a Volunteer"
"This book has been created because of events that happened almost 50 years ago. A nation at war, a youth culture in revolution, a young photographer trying to his his path in life-all collided at a point in time called V.I.S.T.A. Volunteers in Service to America was created as part of the war against poverty by allowing volunteers to serve in a community where that could effect change for a neighborhood, as well as effect change in the way they looked at themselves. We came from all walks of life and different parts of the country: New York, Massachusetts, California, North Dakota, New Jersey; we were a melting pot of mostly college kids in our early twenties. As volunteers, we established how we would fulfill our year of service, and then followed a daily routine, working as teachers, mentors, assistants, daycare workers, etc." Available through Amazon and The Drawing Room Press - 152 Spring Street, Newport, RI 02840. For further information call 1-401-841-5060. ISBN-10: 1535435925 and ISBN-13: 978-1535435925. Price: $44.95 / 344 pages.
"Past Tense a Photography Journey 1967-1973"
Past Tense explores the journey of one person from 1967 to 1973; a photographer caught up in the turmoil surrounding his late college years leading to public service as a VISTA Volunteer and beyond. The black and white images taken almost 50 years ago give an insight into a young persons experiences with chapters reflecting people and places that altered his life forever. Available from Amazon: ISBN-10: 1537124811 / ISBN-13: 978-1537124810 / Price: $24.95/128 pages.
"FSU Salad Days: Idealism and Innocence in the late 1960's"
FSU Salad Days tells the story of a young man, Federico Santi, and the beginning of his life's journey in the late 1960's. As a photo major and school newspaper ( The Flambeau) at Florida State University, he photographed student demonstrations, famous popular entertainment personalities, sporting events, and everyday life at his school. In this book, less than two years of photography is condensed into 160 pages of images. Journey with him during America's tumultuous era as he sought a path to his future through the photos he took. Negatives saved over half a century reignite memories of this photographers salad days. Available through Amazon and directly ($22.50) and from The Drawing Room Press at 152 Spring Street, Newport, RI 02840 / 1-401-841-5060. ISBN-10: 1689795255 and ISBN-13: 978-1689795258
"A Night at the Gaiety Male Burlesque in New York City"
69 Pages with dozens of black and white photographs taken with a hand held camera in poor lighting and blurred images; but for those who visited The Gaiety, memories return of how special was this little corner of Times Square. The price of admission after climbing a very long staircase lead you into a small and seedy theater with a stage reaching into the audience. The backdrop to the stage was hung with shimmering mylar curtain that framed the sexy clothed and then naked young men who entertained for the receptive audience. Visit one night at The Gaiety again! Available through Amazon and The Drawing Room Press, 152 Spring Street, Newport, RI 02840 / for further information call 1-401-841-5060. ISBN-13: 978-1535025423 and ISBN-10: 1535025425. Printed in 2016. Price: $10.00.
The Image of Man
All images within this gallery are © by Federico Santi
Federico Santi is a partner in The Drawing Room of Newport and The Zsolnay Store located in Newport, Rhode Island. He studied photography under Evon Streetman at the School of Art at FSU: she is now a Professor of Photography at The University of Florida .
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