Enrica Viganò, an independent curator, spent nine years searching through the archives of
individual photographers to assemble the 174 prints in “NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy,
1932-1960.” There are no institutions in Italy that, like the Center for Creative Photography in
Tucson, Ariz., hold the archives of important photographers, so Ms. Viganò sought out her
subjects one by one. In fact, the point of the exhibition is to establish photography as a
significant art form in a country where it has never ranked with painting, literature, music or,
more recently, film.