The vision of Ciociara that Douglas Stockdale presents in this book remains way further from grandiose than picturesque, in line with the desire to reject stereotypes of landscape and cultural anthropology. Observing the region through a careful eye of a ‘flaneur’ photographer, almost an ideal recreation of what once were the outlines of the traditional grand tour, Stockdale gives us a very personal vision of the Lazio region, recreating the places with his innermost eye, taking them out of space and time.
Born in Pensylvania in 1949, Douglas Stockdale, always a photographer, has mainly been interested in the landscape, according to the tradition of American topography. Stockdale is also a founder and a director of an online blog entitled ‘PhotoBook’, which is one of the most important photo-publishing blogs in the world. His book ‘Ciociaria is his first book published in Italy.