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Gianni Berengo Gardin – Stories of a photographer Gianni Berengo Gardin – Storie di un fotografo

Written and researched by Amos Farnitano

GENOVA PALAZZO DUCALE 14.02 > 08.06.14
Sottoporticato di Palazzo Ducale
P.zza Matteotti, 9 – Genova
ORARI
da martedì a domenica h 10-19
lunedì h 14-19

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The exhibition “Gianni Berengo Gardin – Stories of a photographer “arrives at the Palazzo Ducale in a new version
and enriched with a whole chapter devoted to Genoa.
And in Genoa Berengo Gardin back there often and always very gladly. The photographs, specially selected for
this edition of the exhibition and for the most part completely new, covering a wide period
from 1969 to 2002.
That of Berengo is a real tribute to the city. A tale affectionate, nostalgic perhaps, but without rhetoric. The port is often photographed at the invitation of Renzo Piano, become a crossroads of parallel stories: the workers, the views, the ships and the idea of ​​a landscape that changes in sentiment and consciousness towards change. Then the roads, the buildings, the houses, are superimposed on the vision, the jobs that are now gone.

TICKETS INCLUDE AUDIOGUIDE
entire € 11.00
reduced € 9,00 for young people up to 25 years, more than 65 years,
groups of at least 15 people and appropriate agreements,
Special reduced € 4.00 for schools and children under 18 years
The ticket office closes at 18

INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS:
199.15.11.15
biglietteria@palazzoducale.genova.it
www.palazzoducale.genova.it
www.mostraberengogardin.it

 Written and researched by Amos Farnitano

GENOVA PALAZZO DUCALE 14.02 > 08.06.14
Sottoporticato di Palazzo Ducale
P.zza Matteotti, 9 – Genova
ORARI
da martedì a domenica h 10-19
lunedì h 14-19

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La mostra “Gianni Berengo Gardin – Storie di un fotografo” approda a Palazzo Ducale in versione rinnovata
e arricchita con un intero capitolo dedicato a Genova.
E a Genova Berengo Gardin ci torna spesso e sempre molto volentieri. Le fotografie, appositamente selezionate per
questa edizione della mostra e in buona parte completamente inedite, coprono un ampio periodo che va
dal 1969 al 2002.
Quello di Berengo è un vero e proprio omaggio alla città. Un racconto affettuoso, forse nostalgico, ma comunque senza retorica. Il porto, spesso fotografato su invito di Renzo Piano, diventa un crocevia di storie parallele: i lavoratori, le vedute, le navi e l’idea di un paesaggio che si trasforma in sentimento e consapevolezza nei confronti del cambiamento. Poi le strade, le architetture, le case, si sovrappongono alla visione, ai mestieri che ormai sono scomparsi.

BIGLIETTI COMPRENSIVI DI AUDIOGUIDA
intero € 11,00
ridotto € 9,00 per giovani fino a 25 anni, maggiori di 65 anni,
gruppi di almeno 15 persone e apposite convenzioni,
ridotto speciale € 4,00 per scuole e minori di 18 anni
la biglietteria chiude alle 6PM

INFO E PRENOTAZIONI:
199.15.11.15
biglietteria@palazzoducale.genova.it
www.palazzoducale.genova.it
www.mostraberengogardin.it

interview with… Eduard FrancesIntervista con…Eduard Frances

EDUARD FRANCES
Written and researched by Fabrizio Pannone, Raffaele Montepaone, Roberta Pastore

Interview with ... Eduard Frances

Born in Xativa (Valencia), Spain. I am a self-taught photographer who started taking photos in 1987. I began learning about analog photography technics and chemistry laboratory. I also learnt making my own chemical formulas and emulsified paper. I have created copies in Fine Art in baryta paper in a limited edition and I have spent a big part of my time working on Ansel Adams zone system. My obsession: To take a photo which has a life of its own in Black and white. Streets are my favorite place where I try to catch with my eyes other people’s life and show it to my audience. I don’t like the manipulation of images and I never use HDR or similar technics. My passion for black and white photography and the streets makes me study the image and its light and shade to cause the greatest visual impact in my pictures.  I love the streets, this is my style and a big part of my work. My photograph  “La Pelu” is a snapshot, taken with a Nikon FM2 and Trix 400 film and printed with D76.

1 – When did you start a passion for the photography?
I started taking photos in 1987.
2 – What was your first camera?
The equipment I used in my beginning in order was the following: Nikkormat, FM2, F301, F90X,ContaxG1 and Leica M6 in 6X6 Hasselblad format. I have used many different lenses but I only usewide-angle lens nowadays.
3 – What is photography to you? And what should not be instead?
For me, photography is feelings and soul. Where one parte is about the technique and other is about soul. Capturing the life and being able to leave a historic document. On the other hand, photographyshouldn’t consist in manupulating photographs like HDR
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4 – Which masters of photography inspires you?
One of my favorite photographers was Ansel Adams and I practiced a lot of landscape photographyusing his zones system. Once I started to feel the street I changed my style immediately as I realizedhow important is to capture this world and its people.
5 – What is the photo that struck you the most of a great photographer of the story?
For me, there isn’t one exclusive photography that I can consider “the best”. There are a lot of good pictures, but the one that I admire is “The miliciano” from Robert Capa took at the Spanish Civil War.

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6 – What is your favorite technique?
The zone system, that I took from Ansel Adams.
7 – Why do street photography?
Because I want to leave my testimony to future generations and that they can see passing the time.
8 – What is your best shot and what does it represent for you?
This is what I consider my best picture. It represents life, simple has that. It’s reality.

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Written and researched by Fabrizio Pannone, Raffaele Montepaone, Roberta Pastore

Interview with ... Eduard Frances

Born in Xativa (Valencia), Spain. I am a self-taught photographer who started taking photos in 1987. I began learning about analog photography technics and chemistry laboratory. I also learnt making my own chemical formulas and emulsified paper. I have created copies in Fine Art in baryta paper in a limited edition and I have spent a big part of my time working on Ansel Adams zone system. My obsession: To take a photo which has a life of its own in Black and white. Streets are my favorite place where I try to catch with my eyes other people’s life and show it to my audience. I don’t like the manipulation of images and I never use HDR or similar technics. My passion for black and white photography and the streets makes me study the image and its light and shade to cause the greatest visual impact in my pictures.  I love the streets, this is my style and a big part of my work. My photograph  “La Pelu” is a snapshot, taken with a Nikon FM2 and Trix 400 film and printed with D76.

1 – When did you start a passion for the photography?
I started taking photos in 1987.
2 – What was your first camera?
The equipment I used in my beginning in order was the following: Nikkormat, FM2, F301, F90X,ContaxG1 and Leica M6 in 6X6 Hasselblad format. I have used many different lenses but I only usewide-angle lens nowadays.
3 – What is photography to you? And what should not be instead?
For me, photography is feelings and soul. Where one parte is about the technique and other is about soul. Capturing the life and being able to leave a historic document. On the other hand, photographyshouldn’t consist in manupulating photographs like HDR
pelu copia

4 – Which masters of photography inspires you?
One of my favorite photographers was Ansel Adams and I practiced a lot of landscape photographyusing his zones system. Once I started to feel the street I changed my style immediately as I realizedhow important is to capture this world and its people.
5 – What is the photo that struck you the most of a great photographer of the story?
For me, there isn’t one exclusive photography that I can consider “the best”. There are a lot of good pictures, but the one that I admire is “The miliciano” from Robert Capa took at the Spanish Civil War.

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6 – What is your favorite technique?
The zone system, that I took from Ansel Adams.
7 – Why do street photography?
Because I want to leave my testimony to future generations and that they can see passing the time.
8 – What is your best shot and what does it represent for you?
This is what I consider my best picture. It represents life, simple has that. It’s reality.

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Elliott Erwitt. Personal bestElliott Erwitt. Personal best

erwittOne of the all-time greats, Elliott Erwitt is a master whose photographs have defined the visual history of the 20th century–and the 21st. Although his work spans decades, continents and diverse subjects, it is always instantly recognizable. Spontaneous and original, Erwitt’s visions are imbued with true artistry and no trace of artifice. In this definitive collection, the master shares those works he considers his personal best. As you browse this carefully curated retrospective, you’ll feel nostalgia, wonder–and a lasting sense of life’s rich potential.

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Te Neues Publishing; New edition edition (28 Feb 2010)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 3832793836
  • ISBN-13: 978-3832793838
  • Product Dimensions: 28.7 x 21.3 x 3.6 cm

VEE SPEERS: BORDELLOVEE SPEERS: BORDELLO

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The Little Black Gallery is proud to present!
!VEE SPEERS: BORDELLO !
from 4 March – 12 April 2014
‘She shows beauty where beauty can be terribly absent’ Karl Lagerfeld
The romantic decadence of Paris nightlife in the 1920s and 30s (eternalized most famously by the photographs of Brassai) comes to life afresh in this series of sensuous photos shot
on location in former bordellos where the lavish decors have survived intact.
Vee Speers, an Australian artist who has lived in Paris for more than 20 years, has created
edgy photos that play with seduction, sensuality and femininity.!The photographs have been printed using a hand-rendered Fresson charcoal process which gives a more authentic, painterly quality to the images.

Vee Speers was born in Australia and has lived in Paris since 1990. Her timeless portraits, including ‘The Birthday Party’, have been exhibited and published worldwide and are part of many private and museum collections including the Elton John Collection, Michael
Wilson Collection, DZ Bank, Museum 21C Kentucky, George Eastman House, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Clerici Collection Italy. Speers has published two books: Bordello
with a foreword by Karl Lagerfeld (Ear Books, 2005), and The Birthday Party
(Dewi Lewis, 2008).

The Little Black Gallery

13A Park Walk SW10 0AJ
020 7349 9332
www.thelittleblackgallery.com