Photo exhibit showcases Italy portrayed by Magnum

From Capa to Pellegrin, show in Genoa with 200 photos

03 May, 11:52

    (ANSAmed) - GENOA, MAY 3 - From the painful pictures taken by Robert Capa, who portrays in 1947 a country destroyed by five years of war, to the ironic regard of Elliott Erwitt who shows Rome and its contradictions, an exhibit opening in Genoa on May 6 showcases 70 years of Italian history. From Bruno Barbery, documenting Togliatti's funeral, to the dramatic days of the G8 in Genoa shot by Thomas Dworzak, to the crowded Saint Peter's Square after the death of Pope John Paul II, which is compared to migrants crowded on a boat, by Paolo Pellegrin, the show runs from May 6 until July 18 at Palazzo Ducale in Genoa, in the Loggia degli Abati. It is called "L'Italia di Magnum. Da Robert Capa a Paolo Pellegrin".

    Between well-known places and anonymous citizens, famous and little-known photos, the show includes 200 shots made by 20 photographers of the Magnum Agency and it is introduced with an homage to Henri Cartier-Bresson and his trip to Italy in the 1930s.

    Curated by Walter Guadagnini with the collaboration of Arianna Visani and organized by Suazes in collaboration with CAMERA - Centro Italiano per la Fotografia and Magnum Photos, the exhibit composes a varied and moving fresco of small and big events: it documents, decade after decade, Italy's evolution from a social and political perspective. (ANSAmed)
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