Priscilla Rattazzi: Hoodooland

Recorded January 27, 2022

Priscilla Rattazzi sealed her reputation as a fashion photographer in the 1980s. By the end of that decade, Ms. Rattazzi, an Italian Roman living in New York, had turned from fashion to portraiture, capturing the likenesses of Diana Vreeland, Loulou de la Falaise, and Gianni Agnelli (her uncle). In her latest series, “Hoodooland,” Rattazzi brings to life the amazing, endangered Hoodoo rock sculptures of southern Utah. Her work is a simultaneous homage to a magical landscape and an impassioned retort to the 2017 Presidential order to reduce the area’s protected lands by nearly half. She will discuss her career in photography, and what moved her to fix her lens on the region around Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, in Utah.