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SLOW: The Taste of Authenticity
Friday Evening, January 28

Douglas Gayeton

Douglas Gayeton
Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town.
Author, Douglas Gayeton
Douglas Gayeton's book Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town
SLOW: Life in a Tuscan Town
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Photo from SLOW: Life in a Tuscan Town
Photo from
SLOW: Life in a Tuscan Town
Photo from SLOW: Life in a Tuscan Town
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SLOW: Life in a Tuscan Town

Douglas Gayeton is a filmmaker, photographer, and writer. His images are held in a number of influential museum and private collections around the world, and have been featured in numerous print and online media, such as Time Magazine.

Since the early 90s he has created award-winning work at the boundaries of traditional and converging media for MTV, Sony, National Geographic, and PBS. Recent projects include LOST IN ITALY, a 26 episode interstitial TV series Gayeton created, directed, and shot for Fine Living, and MOLOTOV ALVA AND HIS SEARCH FOR THE CREATOR: A SECOND LIFE ODYSSEY for HBO, the first documentary shot inside a virtual world. Gayeton lectures frequently on art, technology, and sustainability.

He is also co-owner, with his wife, Laura Howard, of Laloos Goat Milk Ice Cream in Petaluma, CA.

"These photographs are rich and undeniably authentic, and could only have been made by someone with a deep sensitivity and understanding that goes beyond the boundaries of nations and languages, and represents the principles at heart of the Slow Food movement." —Carlo Petrini, Slow Food International President

"In these pages, the town of Pistoia is brought to life with so much vibrancy it could be mistaken for a travel anthology. I am convinced that Douglas's intention in creating it was very different. For me these images are a gentle push to build a life full of traditions right here at home; a reminder to bring those around me into these beautiful daily rituals. A world laden with the same kind of meaning that jumps from these pages can be created right in our own backyards." —Alice Waters, Founder of Slow Food Nation

"The worst thing that can happen is that people make the mistaken conclusion that the Slow Food movement is quaint and quintessentially Italian, and ultimately not a lifestyle they can apply to their own way of living, because that couldn’t be farther from the truth. I think most of the underlying principles behind Slow Food are universal. It’s good to have a direct relationship with your food, to be conscious about what and how you eat. Being part of a local food system is important, but it’s also about celebrating quality of life over quality of work." —Douglas Gayeton, discussing his book Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town