For over fifty years photographer Charles H. Traub has been capturing expressive moments around him, but his most impressive works have to be the ones from the 80s, when he first traveled to Italy and witnessed the iconic street life Italians call 'La Dolce Vita.'


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During the 1980s Traub visited various parts of Italy for 2 to 3 weeks at a time, documenting the intriguing lifestyle he called La Dolce Via (the Sweet Way). The freedom, slow pace, and diversity were the trademarks of the time which is now witnessed mainly in photos.

According to the photographer, this street culture is now almost gone as Italy struggles to overcome the problems that arose together with the global economy. Traub describes these photos as “a time capsule” of the Italy that no longer exists.

You can experience the full series in his book Dolce Via: Italy In the 1980's.

More info: Charles H. Traub (h/t: businessinsider, demilked)

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Melanie Bertenshaw 1 month ago

now this captures Italy perfectly in the 80s..so beautiful

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Danny Giusa 1 month ago

Snapchat anno 1980ths

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Birchy Cat 1 month ago

It could become a habit

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Rebekah 1 month ago

Got a stick? Yeah, you got a light bulb? Yeah. We are in business!

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PARANOIDANDROID 1 month ago

back then when people held hands it meant friendship

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Eddie77 1 month ago

The typical italian striped t-shirt

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Daniel Peiser 1 month ago

back then when people making out it meant friendship

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NQ L 1 month ago

Back then kids played outside. I used to be outside all day playing with my friends. Kids now play games online. They're missing out

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Rebekah 1 month ago

Marble dude on the left, totally checking out leaking mammaries on the right.

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