“The invention of happiness. Photographs” is the largest retrospective ever made in Italy, curated by Marion Perceval and Charles-Antoine Revol, respectively director and project manager of the Donation Jacques Henri Lartigue and by Denis Curti, artistic director of the Casa dei Tre Oci, promoted by the Lazio Region and created by LAZIOcrea in collaboration with Casa Tre Oci in Venice and Donation Jacques Henri Lartigue in Paris.
The exhibition brings together 120 images, 55 of which are unpublished, all from Lartigue’s personal photo albums, some pages of which are exhibited in facsimile.
Added to these are some archival materials, books such as the Diary of a Century (published with the title “Instants de ma vie” in French), period magazines, a slide show with album pages. These documents trace his entire career, from the beginnings of the early 1900s to the 1980s, and reconstruct the story of this photographer and his rediscovery.
In Rome at Palazzo Merulana from 9 October until 28 November the exhibition Caio Mario Garrubba / FREElance on the road, conceived and organized by Archivio Storico Luce / Cinecittà SpA and which returns the work of one of the masters of photographic reportage of the ‘900. 116 shots, 30 years of images, four continents. A master. The rediscovery of a giant of 20th century photographic reportage. An exhibition at Palazzo Merulana explains why the time for Caio Mario Garrubba has come.
The amazing Adolfo Farsari feats, adventurer and photographer in Japan at the end of ‘800 are alive in the 64 images of the exhibition, expressions of photography in black and white hand-colored after printing, called Yokohama Shashin. The poignant tale of a Japan in slow and ineluctable becoming emerges, described in the aesthetic topos intended to constitute the Western imagination on the subject up to the present day. From 15 October 2020 to 8 January 2021 at the Japanese Cultural Institute in Rome.
Paolo Di Paolo. Mondo perdutocurated by Giovanna Calvenzi 17 April 2019 – 30 June 2019 – MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts.
A delicate, rigorous and wise recount of an Italy emerging from the ashes of the Second World War.
This exhibition presents an extraordinary chronicler of the Italy of the Fifties and Sixties who published more than 500 photographs in the weekly Il Mondo, portraying created by the famous journalist Mario Pannunzio, protagonists of the worlds of art, culture, fashion and film along with ordinary people.
Among his photos, rediscovered after more that 50 years of neglect, are those of Pier Paolo Pasolini at Monte dei Cocci in Rome, Tennesse Williams on the beach with his dog, Anna Magnani with her son on the Circeo beach, Kim Novak ironing in her room in the Grand Hotel, Sofia Loren joking with Marcello Mastroianni in the Cinecittà studios. And then a family seeing the sea for the first time at Rimini and the devastated faces of the people at the funeral of Palmiro Togliatti.
Main sponsor Gucci
Since 1955 the World Press Photo Contest has recognized the best single exposure pictures that contributed to the prior year of visual journalism.
This year three Italian photographers ranked among the winners:
Francesco Pistilli, an Italian freelance photojournalist and videographer, with Lives In Limbo (General News, third prize stories);
Alessio Mamo, a Sicilian freelance photographer based in Catania, with Manal, War Portraits (People, second prize singles); Fausto Podavini, a freelance photographer he lives and works in Rome, with Omo Change (Long-Term Projects, second prize stories). 27 April – 27 May Palazzo Delle Esposizioni – Rome
Mercatantia is a medieval festival that takes place in the splendid setting of the archaeological park of the ancient city of Sutri.
The Compagnia Sancto Eramo is a cultural association founded in 2007, which aims to recover the history and traditions of the medieval period of 1200, teaching to the public and schools with live history lessons. Promoting among its members the creation of handicrafts with the techniques of the era, such as pottery, leather objects, iron knitting armor, knives, bows and arrows and other objects of common use. Is also a sports association whose members are trained in medieval combat methods. (See photo gallery.)
A collection of photographs on the historic reconstruction of the Roman Army.
The “Legio Secunda Parthica Severiana” Association recalls the story of the famous Legion founded by Emperor Septimius Severus in 197 after Christ. This book offers portraits of the Roman Legionaries and various images of the moments of their daily life and their battles. (learn more)
The June 30, 2016 at the Rome Latin Village there has been the show of the Parangolé group. Parangolé is a band of Bahian Pagode appeared in 1997 in Salvador of Bahia, in the Federation district, and more precisely in the “Bar Dona Maria”. Every afternoon in this bar, Adriano Nenel and Nailton Alves would gather to play cards, and always, at the end of games, to play pagode, samba, salsa, axe and percussive rhythms. At the people liked their music and the movement spread around the city. This band is today the heir of this twenty-year tradition of bahian music. (see photo gallery)
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, 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. 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. (May 18 2016 Opening …)