Item #: RADE101
Published: Magnum / Centre National de la Photographi, Paris, 1984
unpaged, 11 x 10 inches
Edition: First Edition, Second Printing
Condition: Good. Moderate fading on covers. Also, the cellophane on both the front and back covers is peeling.
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Raymond Depardon, a Magnum photographer, documented San Clemente psychiatric hospital in Venetia to capture the relationships between the doctors, the patients and their families are followed.
"They were all in one of two attitudes. Some of them stayed babbling by the radiator, and some were moving around all the time. It’s the same in the city. Some people have nothing to do, often because they’re unemployed. They don’t move, position themselves near the streetlight, keep to the wall, sit in the pub. And then there are those who walk in a frenzy, as if they’re discharging some distress. Besides, the psychiatrist at San Clemente, Franco Basaglia told me that ‘Venice is a big psychiatric hospital.’ " - extract from Depardon's interview