‘Memoria e Passione’, Masterpieces of photography of Italy on display in Turin

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MEMORY AND PASSION. FROM CAPA TO GHIRRI. Masterpieces from the Bertero Collection.

More than two hundred photographs shot by fifty authors from all over the world including Bruno Barbey, Gabriele Basilico, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Robert Capa, Lisetta Carmi, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Mario Cattaneo, Carla Cerati, Mario Cresci, Mario De Biasi, Mario Dondero, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Luigi Ghirri, Mario Giacomelli, Jan Groover, Mimmo Jodice, William Klein, Herbert List, Duane Michals, Ugo Mulas, Ruth Orkin, Federico Patellani, Ferdinando Scianna, Franco Vimercati and Michele Zaza.

The exhibition, curated by Walter Guadagnini, director of CAMERA, Italian Center for Photography, with the collaboration of Barbara Bergaglio and Monica Poggi, tells the past and the roots of the present of Italy, as well as the evolution of Italian and international photography of a whole thirty years.

Some of the most famous photographs of this period are on display, masterpieces that have made the history of international photography such as “The road to Palermo”, made by Robert Capa in 1943, “American Girl in Italy, Florence” by Ruth Orkin in 1951, and the reportage dedicated to Italy by Henri Cartier-Bresson in 1952.

The Bertero collection was born on the initiative of Guido Bertero in Turin, which has collected over 2000 prints since the end of the nineties.

Michele Zaza, Mimesi, 1974 © Michele Zaza
Mario Giacomelli, Scanno, 1959 © Archivio Mario Giacomelli - Simone Giacomelli
Mario Giacomelli, Scanno, 1959 © Archivio Mario Giacomelli – Simone Giacomelli
Luigi Ghirri, Alpe di Siusi, 1979 © eredi di Luigi Ghirri
Mario De Biasi, Gli italiani si voltano. Moira Orfei, 1954 © Archivio Mario De Biasi distribuito da Mondadori Portfolio
Gabriele Basilico, Milano 1978-80 (3069 fot.13), 1980 © Gabriele Basilico / Studio Basilico, Milano
William Klein, Koffee and attendants, 1956 © William Klein

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