Archive

 

Felice Andreis nella sua casa mentre firma le stampe per il MIA Fair.
Giuncarico, aprile 2013

The Felice Andreis archive consists of about 7000 negatives on film, 1000 6x9cm glass sheets 2000 original small-sized gelatin silver prints (1932-1937) collected in 8 folders and various boxes, 120 vintage large prints on suede paper printed by the Studio Tirone in Turin, assembled with the original cardboard frame with signatures and seals certifying the participation to the contests held by the American Camera Club circuit during the ‘30s.

From the post-war period there are a large number of small size prints, and more than 5000 color slides from his time and travels in South Africa

Starting from 2007 more photographs have been printed from the original versions making use of the best fine art technology on museum-quality pure cotton paper, very similar to the suede paper used in the 30s for the American exhibition. These new prints have been curated by Carlo Bonazza under the supervision of the centenarian Felice Andreis himself who was actively involved with selecting the subjects and followed each step of the process.

Up until his very last days he signed and personally numbered the prints for the exhibitions. In the gallery you find a selection of the stamps visible on the back of the prints sent to the exhibitions from the 30s organized by the American Camera Club.