Reportages, images, encounters
Vera Fotografia (True Photography), curated by Alessandra Mammì and Alessandra Mauro, and organised by the Azienda Speciale Palaexpo in conjunction with Contrasto e Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia, reviews the long career of Gianni Berengo Gardin (Santa Margherita Ligure, 1930), the photographer who has managed to capture the spirit of our era and our country possibly better than any other over the past fifty years. His life and work are a clear and definite choice of sides: as a photographer he is unfalteringly devoted to recording reality in the round, leaving no stone unturned.
The exhibition hosts his most important reportages, pairing his best-known work with other pictures that are either little-known or even previously unpublished, offering new keys to interpret his work and, through that work, to understand the role as a conscious vision of the reality of the past fifty years that only “true photography” can offer.
Roughly 250 photographs, vintage 30 x 40 prints, are broken down into sections entitled: Venice, Milan, The World of Work, Lunatic Asylums, Gypsies, Protest, An Italian Story, Portraits, Figures in the Foreground, Home and The World and From Landscapes to Outsize Ships. The rooms also host 24 large prints: photographs chosen and commented on by friends, intellectuals and colleagues – fully-fledged “author’s” comments.
Till 28 August
Palazzo delle Esposizioni
Via Nazionale 194
Sun – Thurs: 10am-8pm, Fri – Sat: 10am-10.30pm, Closed Monday
Entry: €10 / 12.5