: First / Rome / Essedi Editrice / 1972 / Hardcover. / VG 4to, 166pp. Printed boards as issued. Numerous Duotone and Black & White plates. Text in Italian and English. Binding a little fragile, loss and splitting to spine which seems common with this book. Please see video for full details. Inscribed by Carmi in 1978 to FFEP with a small drawing of a heart.
Cited by Parr/Badger in the photobook: a history vol.1. “In the wrong hands the subject of the transvestite can be voyeuristic. It is to the credit of the Genoese photographer Lisetta Carmi that she never goes for the cheap shot as she explores Genoa’s transvestite quarter. This book is a serious study that makes an attempt to understand and empathize with the social and sexual phenomenon of the transvestite”. An amazing and expertly executed study of transvestisim in Genoa during the late sixties and early seventies.