Knowing her friend’s appetite for rough-hewn landscape and the minutia of family networks, Aisling Farinella invited photographer Linda Brownlee to visit her relatives in the Italian village of Gangi. This was to be the first of numerous trips and 3 years later the resulting photo book is about to be released.
The family are presented to us in relaxed portraits and candid shots that criss-cross households and generations. Daily and seasonal rituals are shared as birthday candles are blown out, graves are tended and local asparagus is charred.
I Zii by Linda Brownlee with accompanying text by Aisling Farinella, is published by by EightyOne Books, in a first edition of 350 copies.