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Exhibition: Facing the Camera. 50 Years of Italian Portraits

Date:

02/13/2020


Exhibition: Facing the Camera. 50 Years of Italian Portraits

Presented by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura.

Curated by Marco Delogu

Through the works of twenty authors and their personal research this exhibition explores portrait photography in Italy, with a great number of unpublished photographs and some renowned ones picturing subjects looking straight into the camera, silently aware of being portrayed. From this strong connection between the photographer and the subject, based on a shared homeland, social group and history, stem the direct portraits that seem to cross eyes with a future observer.

I have seen many portraits by other photographers. I used to discard almost immediately portraits of famous persons, often filtered by their control over their image, which in a few words did not interest me. In the same way I was not very attracted by “slick and commissioned” works, stories for magazines. I was looking for portrait series that started off from personal experiences, in which you can sense the story of the photographer, his or her personal and social identity.

This group show includes works by Gianni Berengo Gardin, Ferdinando Scianna, Guido Guidi, Moira Ricci, Lisetta Carmi, Ugo Mulas, Jacopo Benassi, Paolo Ventura, and six of my iconic portraits

As the 500th anniversary of Raphael's death, his beautiful portraits, that have been seen by countless admirers and influenced the work of numerous artists, are the reference point for a continuous reflection on both portrait and Italian identity.

Marco Delogu

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHERS:

Jacopo Benassi

Gianni Berengo Gardin

Antonio Biasiucci

Lisetta Carmi

Tano D’Amico

Marco Delogu

Luigi Di Sarro

Marcello Galvani

Fausto Giaccone

Guido Guidi

Antonia Mulas

Ugo Mulas

Francesco Neri

Luca Nostri

Francesco Radino

Sabrina Ragucci

Moira Ricci

Ferdinando Scianna

George Tatge

Paolo Ventura

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | FREE ADMISSION

OPENING RECEPTION: February 13 | 6:30pm
EXHIBITION RUNS UNTIL MARCH 27, 2020

GALLERY HOURS: Monday to Friday | 9am - 5pm | THE GALLERY IS CLOSED DAILY FROM 1PM - 2PM

 

Information

Date: Da Thursday, February 13, 2020 a Friday, March 27, 2020

Time: At 6:30 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : Free


Location:

Istituto Italiano di Cultura | 496 Huron Street

Author:

Marco Delogu

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