Fons Iannelli - War/Post-War
Jun 15, 2017 — Aug 11, 2017
Steven Kasher Gallery is proud to present the first ever exhibition of photographer Alfonso “Fons” Iannelli (1917-1988). The exhibition includes over 50 vintage black and white prints from this recently discovered archive. On view are Iannelli’s images of the daily lives of U. S. Navy sailors in the Pacific theater during World War II, taken while Iannelli was part of Edward Steichen’s famed Naval Aviation Photographic Unit. The team included a brace of photographers later held in high regard: Horace Bristol, Wayne Miller, Charles Fenno Jacobs, Victor Jorgensen and Iannelli, who is only now becoming recognized. Iannelli’s war time images are complimented by his iconic images of everyday life in post-war America, from prospering suburban housewives to poverty-stricken coal miners in Harlan County, Kentucky.