FRAGMENTS | Frank Errigo
The self-taught photographer, Frank Errigo, was one of two to whom the Pentagon provided color negatives. Errigo, who immigrated with his family to the United States from Italy, was sent to his native country in 1943, at the age of 19, to document the Allied invasion of Italy. The best photographs were kept by the army, but due to their large number, the rest became Errigo's private collection. As a result of inadequate preservation conditions and no climate control many of the color photographs were destroyed.