Eva Barrett was a distinguished photographer living in Italy between the First and Second World Wars who photographed European royalty as well as high profile figures such as Mussolini. Her work is displayed in the Royal Collection. She wrote a diary about her life which is a fascinating account of a British female photographer living in Italy during those turbulent years.

Naomi Korn Associates was commissioned by Eva Barrett’s great niece to research the rights issues in the photographs and text in Eva’s diary and to provide information about the relationship between Italian and UK copyright law. As the photographs represented in the diary were taken in Italy they were subject to Italian law and as they were commissioned they were not owned by the photographer herself.