Florence Henri Exhibition

Florence Henri Exhibition Rome

The Queen of Surrealist Photography at the Terme di Diocleziano

Florence Henri (1893-1982), was an American photographer who specialized in composing her photographs like a painting. “What I want above all,” Florence Henri said near the end of her long life, “is to compose the photograph as I do with painting. Volumes, lines, shadows and light have to obey my will and say what I want them to say. This happens under the strict control of composition, since I do not pretend to explain the world nor to explain my thoughts.”

Florence Henri Exhibition Rome
Tulia Kaiser, 1930. (Florence Henri, Galleria Martini & Ronchetti)

The National Roman Museum at the Baths of Diocletian has 140 of her stunning images on display. Ones that she took while traveling in Italy during the year between 1931 and 1932. A large group of these pictures relate to ancient Rome and return some of the theatrical elements to the city, especially with exhibit being located in the monumental space of the Baths of Diocletian.

Florence Henri Exhibition RomeTerme di Diocleziano

Viale Enrico De Nicola, 79, 00185 Roma

Till 31 August

Tue-Sun: 9:00 am – 7:45 pm

Tickets: 10 euro

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