Gnomic Book
Calle Tredici Martiri, Jason Koxvold, 2019

Calle Tredici Martiri will be released on April 12, 2019. Flat rate worldwide shipping is included on all orders.
Calle Tredici Martiri (Alley of the Thirteen Martyrs) is a fictionalised reinterpretation of Aldo Varisco’s campaign of direct action against the Nazi incursion into Italy and the Fascist government which supported it. The book includes 80 pages of Aldo Varisco’s memoirs of the resistance, supported by archival imagery.

The book’s title refers to the location of the Venetian headquarters of the National Republican Guard at Ca Giustinian, which Varisco’s team destroyed with explosives in 1944, killing 13. The following day, the Germans shot 13 Italian prisoners in retribution for the attack; Varisco and his team were extensively tortured. After the war, the street was renamed “Calle Tredici Martiri”.

This project explores the impossibility of photographic truth in the context of the contemporary nexus of capitalism, fascism and consumerism within which we locate ourselves, at a time when the United States has itself been involved in the longest war in the nation’s history against nebulous and invisible terrorists – with yet no end in sight.

Calle Tredici Martiri is today the site of the offices of the Venice Biennale.

AUTHORS: Jason Koxvold & Aldo Varisco
TITLE: Calle Tredici Martiri
ISBN: 978-0-9985180-4-6
224 Pages, 108 images
165x235x25mm, 680 grams
EDITION: 400; First edition, first printing

Jason Koxvold (b. Liege, Belgium, 1977) is a fine art photographer based in Brooklyn, NY with a focus on the intersection of economics and violence. He holds a BSc in Social Science from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and has worked across the globe, from Arctic Russia to South Africa, China to Nigeria. You can find his work in magazines including the FT Magazine, Esquire, Newsweek Japan, Wired, Wallpaper*, The Strategy Bridge, Slate and National Geographic Traveler.