BANGKOK THAT WAS: Photographs 1956-1961 by Fabrizio La Torre,
Serindia Gallery, 28 November 2018 – 13 January 2019.
FABRIZIO LA TORRE (Rome 1921–Brussels 2014), Italian photographer and
a great art enthusiast, lived in Bangkok from 1956 to 1961. Having
come to Bangkok to work in a newly established company, Italthai
Industrial, he took a series of photographs in Thailand depicting the
everyday life of the Thais at the time. Using a neo-realistic,
intimate style which characterises all of his work, in his own
country, Italy, or during a 6-month tour in North America, La Torre
was able to capture those simple, sincere moments which tell exactly
the story of an era.
Bangkok That Was opens on the occasion of a 2018 double exhibition of
this artist in the National Museum Bangkok and in Serindia Gallery.
The accompanying catalogue is the first book dedicated to the Asian
photographs of Fabrizio La Torre. A tender and curious universe to be
discovered by all who love Thailand.
This exhibition and its catalogue are made possible with the support
of the Italian Embassy, Bangkok, Belgian Embassy, Bangkok,
Thai-Italian Chamber of Commerce, BeLu Thai, and THAI Airways