Meet Anita Sanseverino
Anita Sanseverino is an award-winning photographer dedicated to the subject of Italy as well as a lecturer and scholar of Italian history and culture. More than 20 years ago, Sanseverino began by photographing New York City – from the charming streets of Greenwich Village, to the soaring Twin Towers and iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Every Sanseverino photograph is suffused with her love of the subject and sense of mission to reveal something previously unseen.
With a passionate eye and studied knowledge of Italy, Sanseverino’s photographs uniquely capture the beauty, emotion and character of the country’s landscapes, cities, villages and cultural traditions – from the religious devotion of patron saint festivals, the Presepio Napoletano, and the celebrated Carnevale of Venezia to the haunting gnarled olive groves of the Puglia region.
In addition to exhibiting her photographs of Italy, Sanseverino’s work has expanded to include lecturing about her diverse photographic series. Her lectures offer a broader historical knowledge of traditions and images – sharing a wealth of insight about the political, cultural, social, and economic history that has shaped the country of her heritage.
Sanseverino has exhibited her photographs at the summer 2009 Tuscia Arts Festival in Viterbo, Italy, and has given lectures about the tradition of the Presepe Napoletano at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center in Tuckahoe, N.Y. and at the Italian American Museum , Mulberry St. NYC. In February 2010 she gave a lecture and photo exhibit about the history and tradition of the Carnevale Di Venezia , at the Italian American Museum NYC and was interviewed by WNBC_TV regarding this presentation.
She continues to give lectures about the cultural traditions of Italy at museums, colleges, Italian cultural centers and at Italian organizations throughout the tri-state area, including discussions and photographs of various regions of Italy and their diverse traditions. She uses DVD’s with her photographs set to music to enhance the viewing and learning experience.
She has been interviewed for various newspapers in the New York City area, and for television and radio programs promoting Italian culture.
Her photographs are on permanent display at the Frederick Gallery in Spring Lake, New Jersey and at Wagner College, and are held in various private collections in the United States, Italy, and Argentina.