presentation of the photo book Muscolai Claudio Barontini text Luciano Caprile Bandecchi & Vivaldi Publisher 2014 ISBN 978-88-8341-599-9 The daily life of the mussel farmers told through an exciting journey of images in the new book of photographs by Claudio Barontini, a professional photographer who works with major Italian and foreign magazines. Life in the consortium, the time devoted to the production, the outputs at dawn to the sea, where they raised mussels and oysters, faces, friendship, human relationships, the effort, the rewards. A tribute in black and white, full of poetry and feeling, which reconstructs the "behind the scenes" of a typical product of the most popular area of La Spezia in Italy: the muscles. Caprile Luciano, Genovese writes about contemporary art "Art in", "New Destination", "Arte Mondadori", "Illustration Italian," "Friday of the Republic", "Il Sole 24 ore", "The Morning" by Naples and "The nineteenth century" in Genoa. She has curated numerous exhibitions in public and private spaces and had a twenty-year attendance with Enrico Baj, which led to numerous written. Claudio Barontini, Livorno, photographer since 1973 but turned professional and began to collaborate with Italian and foreign magazines since 1990. In 1994, he meets the sculptor Pietro Cascella with whom he establishes a relationship of respect, friendship and collaboration that lasted until 2008, the year of his death the great artist Pescara. In recent years, in addition to continuing to work for the publishing industry, Barontini also took the exhibitions in museums and art galleries. His books include: "Claudio Barontini - portraits of celebrities", "The presence and absence. Pietro Cascella photographed by Claudio Barontini", "Claudio Barontini - Muscolai."