Photographer Lisa Guerriero is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography. From the project ‘Fausto Ferrari Barber Shop’. To see Lisa’s body of work, click on any image.
Fausto Ferrari moved to Cincinnati from Italy in the early 50’s. He began his career as a Barber on July 6, 1957, working for Angelo Bruno, a fellow Italian who owned a shop in Downtown Cincinnati since 1931. He continued to work there for a decade and in 1967 Mr. Bruno sold his business to Fausto.
He and his younger brother Emilio ran the barber shop for 50 years together, until Emilio passed away suddenly in 2015. They used to work 6 days week, only taking Sunday’s off to attend church, where Fausto enjoyed singing in the choir.
In his spare time he attends Knights of Columbus events with local Italians and enjoys playing clarinet, accordion, mandolin and guitar.
Fausto retired in 2016, due to declining health conditions. His grand nephews reopened the shop one year later, keeping the vintage charm, that Fausto was so proud of, while honoring their heritage.
All images © Lisa Guerriero
By Lisa Guerriero