Stannard, in collaboration with her colleague Betty Press (from the University of Mississippi), just had a book of photographs published. The subject is Perugia, seen through the eyes of a foreigner who is a long-time resident.
“Recently Betty came to visit me and asked me if I’d ever taken pictures of Perugia. I realized that I hadn’t—oftentimes we don’t really see the places we live in,” Stannard said recently in an interview with the Corriere dell’Umbria, a Perugia daily. The book’s title, La dolce vista (The Sweet View) is a play on the Italian phrase “la dolce vita” (the sweet life).
The book is available at blurb.com.