Emigré Memento, Italian Exodus

A relic of the Italian exodus of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, one of the great mass movements of history. Here two emigrants are depicted on a shipboard set in a photographer's studio, built as a production line for departure keepsakes. This photograph was a key image of the Immagini exhibition, mounted by the Federazione Italiana Lavoratori Emigrati e Famiglie [FILEF] at the Adelaide Festival Centre in 1985.