"Lacedonia is a hill town about a hundred kilometers east of Naples. When I went there to photograph in 1957, I met men in the town square: teachers, artisans, officials, merchants, many poor farmers, and many young men who had been educated in Lacedonia to be teachers, but could find no jobs."
The paragraph above is copied from my Preface to the book Lacedonia: An Italian Town, 1957. I hope it sets the stage, gives you some useful orientation.
But, there are at least two stories. The first is documentation of 1957 life in Lacedonia by using my photos and two essays written by local scholars-interpreters of communities like Lacedonia. The second is about how, since 2012, initiatives in Lacedonia and California have produced two editions of a book and a museum. Both stories are told in the 2017 book.
I hope you will start by clicking "View the Book" (link below). It includes the covers and all pages in the 2017 edition.