Three years after losing the collection of images published in City Cycles, Peter Galante returns to the backstreets of urban Italy and again explores the mathematical and psychological dimensions of the ever-present, bicycle. Galante’s images express an aesthetic viewpoint derived from the repeated observation of everyday objects, characteristic in the work of Giorgio Morandi.
Galante rarely makes landscape images, but when he does, they’re always special. This collection explores some of the different environments Galante has encountered on his travels.
Exploring Puglia, his ancestral home at the heel of Italy’s boot, Peter Galante embarks on a photo- documentary expedition to chronicle and archive the Trulli of the Itria valley. Trulli, dry stone structures constructed entirely without mortar, are not found among any other culture or any other location outside Puglia.
Five decades as a maker of images, Peter Galante remains a student of art. Everything he knows has been learned from the masters. Galante employs many advanced concepts and techniques into his work, elevating it to something of pure elegance and beauty. Galante has crafted beautiful images
from around the world. When not traveling, he serves as the photography program director at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where he teaches photography and publication design. Galante has a thorough understanding of art history and vast knowledge of many art and design theories.
MFA / Studio Art / Colorado State Univ.
PhD / Higher Education / Cardinal Stritch Univ.
BA / Photography / Univ. of Colorado