Travestimento by Marialba Russo
The title Travestimento translated into English means: "disguise." The photos collected into this book were taken between 1975 and 1980 in the southern region of Campania and are focused on the parades that took place during carnivals, in which female roles were played by men who dressed up like women, and who pretended to be women through feminine gestures.
Marialba Russo is an Italian photographer. Between 1972 and 1976 she collaborated with the National Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions of Rome. Besides her personal research and exhibition activity, she collaborates with Vogue Italy and other Italian and foreign newspapers.