Magnum’s Italy, a journey through history and customs – Art

(ANSA) – GENOA, 03 MAY – From the painful images of Robert Capa, who in 1947 portrays a country destroyed by 5 years of war, to the ironic gaze of Elliott Erwitt who rests on Rome and its contradictions. From Bruno Barbey, who documents the funeral of Togliatti, to the dramatic days of the G8 in Genoa immortalized by Thomas Dworzak, to the current events of Paolo Pellegrin who tells of the crowd gathered in St. Peter’s Square in the vigil for the death of Pope John Paul II by putting it next to another crowd, that of migrants on a boat.

There are 70 years of Italian history, news and customs revealed by the eyes of internationally renowned authors in the great exhibition “The Italy of Magnum. From Robert Capa to Paolo Pellegrin”, set up at Palazzo Ducale in Genoa in the Loggia degli Abati from 6 May to July 18. Between known places and anonymous citizens, between famous photos and others less known, the path winds along 200 shots taken by 20 photographers of the Magnum Agency, and is introduced by a tribute to Henri Cartier-Bresson and his trip to Italy over the years Thirty. Curated by Walter Guadagnini with the collaboration of Arianna Visani and organized by Suazes in collaboration with CAMERA – Italian Center for Photography and Magnum Photos, the exhibition composes a varied and exciting fresco made up of small and large events: a testimony that tells about us and has the advantage of being able to document, decade after decade, the evolution of our country from a social and political point of view. (HANDLE).


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