FOTOGRAFIA - FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DI ROMA
april - september 2004
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italiano | 2002 | 2003 |
ITALIA – DOPPIE VISIONI
1 july - 29 august
Gianni Berengo Gardin
Born in 1944 in Aimers in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, Salgado now lives in Paris. Educated as an economist, he began his photography career in 1973 after a mission journey to Africa. Salgado then spent six years in Latin America studying the life of the poor in the fields. This work gave birth to his first book, Other Americas, published only in 1986.
In 1973 following a long collaboration with Medicins sans Frontières he covered the drought in northern Africa (Sahel) giving birth to another book, Sahel: Man in Distress (also published in 1986). Salgado then reported the difficult labour conditions of immigrants in Europe and in 1974 he entered the photographic agency Sygma. He chronicled the revolution in Portugal, the war in Angola, and the events in Mozambico and in 1975 he was taken by the agency Gamma. In 1979 he joined the Magnum Photos Agency and continued to photograph throughout the world, but left the agency in 1994 to work independently and establish with his wife -Lélia Wanick Salgado- the company Amazonas Images. The company is primarily involved in documenting the lives of the world's dispossessed and in testifying to the fundamental dignity of all humanity, protesting its violation by war, poverty and other injustices. From 1986 to 1992 he documented manual labour world-wide, resulting in a book and exhibition called Workers, a monumental undertaking (400 pages, translated in seven languages and presented as an exhibition in over sixty museums and venues). From 1993 to 1999, he turned his attention to the global phenomenon of mass displacement of people, formerly publishing his stills in international known magazines and newspapers as: D la Repubblica delle donne in Italy, Stern in Germany, Paris Match in France, El Pais in Spain, Visão in Portugal, Rolling Stone and New York Magazine in the United States, Folha in São Paulo in Brasil, successively resulting in the internationally acclaimed books Migrations and The Children published in 2000.
Massimo Vitali was born in Rome in 1944. He studied photography at the London College of Printing. In the early 1960s, he started working as a photojournalist and collaborated with many magazines in Italy and abroad. The encounter with Simon Guttmann, founder of the Agency “Report”, is a turning point in his career as a reporter. Towards the end of the 1970s he concentrated on cinema, never, however, neglecting photographic research. Today Vitali is widely considered to be one of the most outstanding Italian photographers. His works are displayed in the most important European exhibitions, amongst which the Biennial exhibition in Venice in 2001. Massimo Vitali’s work explicitly focuses on the places shared by the people: wide spaces where one can capture the stories and lives of its social components, the individuals. Vitali’s eye looks into public spaces, the beaches, clubs and parks where anonymous crowds escape from their usual behavioural codes in order to let their bodies free. Solitude with company expresses the typical attitude of modern people to share through their individual stories a silent/solitary place belonging to the community.
Scuderie del Quirinale
Via XXIV Maggio, 16 Roma Italia