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Street Photography in the World, together with Tra Asfalto e Luce and Roma Street Photography, will meet in Rome, Piazza del Popolo, on Sunday, 2 February at 10.00am. All friends are welcome to join the photographic day in memory of Elisa Tomaselli.
All participants in the shooting in Rome, as well as those unable to be with us, are free to choose one of their own shots, which will be collected in an album dedicated to her and visible on the homepages of the above-mentioned groups.
We strongly believe it is a significant gesture to remember a friend and a great photographer

Street Photography in the World, Tra Asfalto e Luce e Roma Street Photography incontrano a Roma , domenica 2 febbraio alle ore 10,00

in Piazza del Popolo tutti gli amici che vorranno partecipare ad una giornata fotografica in ricordo di Elisa Tomaselli.
Chi vorrà potrà scegliere uno tra i propri scatti, che verrà raccolto in un album dedicato a lei, visibile sulle home dei gruppi.
Invitiamo tutti i fotografi che non potranno essere a Roma a fare lo stesso nella propria città.

Credo che sia un gesto significativo per ricordare un’amica e una grande fotografa.

Domon Ken, il Cartier-Bresson giapponese in mostra all’Ara Pacis

Domon Ken, il Cartier-Bresson giapponese in mostra all’Ara Pacis


Con oltre 70mila scatti realizzati dagli anni Venti agli Ottanta, Domon Ken è considerato uno dei principali maestri della fotografia giapponese. Dal  27 Maggio al 18 Settembre 2016 sarà possibile vedere alcuni dei suoi lavori all’Ara Pacis di Roma. Una mostra monografica che racconterà con circa 150 fotografie il lavoro artistico e di ricerca che ha portato il fotografo verso il realismo sociale. Dai primi scatti, prima e durante la seconda guerra mondiale, che mostrano la visione legata al fotogiornalismo e alla fotografia di propaganda, si passa alla fotografia di ambito sociale e all’opera chiave che documenta la tragedia di Hiroshima.
La mostra è promossa da Roma Capitale – Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali, con il supporto del Bunkacho, l’Agenzia per gli Affari Culturali del Giappone, e della Japan Foundation.  Organizzata da MondoMostre Skira con Zètema Progetto Cultura, l’esposizione è stata curata dalla professoressa Rossella Menegazzo, docente di Storia dell’Arte dell’Asia Orientale all’Università degli Studi di Milano e dal Maestro Takeshi Fujimori, direttore artistico del Ken Domon Museum of Photography


Ha fotografato mezzo secolo di storia del Giappone, i 50 anni che hanno trasformato il Paese del Sol Levante in modo ancora più radicale che in Occidente. Cambiamenti passati attraverso una guerra tragica conclusa nel modo peggiore, i “test nucleari” americani sulla popolazione civile di due città. Ma Domon Ken (1909-1990) ha raccontato anche le città e le persone, le tradizioni e l’arte dei templi buddisti.




Museo dell’Ara Pacis


Dal 27 maggio al 18 settembre 2016
Tutti i giorni 9.30-19.30
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Ingresso gratuito, ad eccezione dello spazio espositivo dell’Ara Pacis, per i residenti a Roma e nell’area della Città Metropolitana nella prima domenica di ogni mese.

Biglietto unico integrato Museo Ara Pacis + mostra “Domon Ken. Il maestro del realismo giapponese, 27.5-18.9.16”: 
– Intero € 13,00
– Ridotto € 11,00

Per i cittadini residenti nel territorio di Roma Capitale (mediante esibizione di valido documento che attesti la residenza):
– Intero residenti € 11,00
– Ridotto residenti € 9,00


With over 70 thousand photographs taken from the twenties to eighties, Domon Ken is considered one of the leading masters of Japanese photography. From 27 May to 18 September 2016 will be able to see some of his works at the Ara Pacis in Rome. A monographic exhibition that will tell with about 150 photographs the artistic work and research that led the photographer to the social realism. From the first shots, before and during World War II, showing the vision related to photojournalism and photography propaganda, we switch to the picture of the social and key work documenting the tragedy of Hiroshima. The exhibition is promoted by Roma Capitale – Superintendent Capitolina of Cultural Heritage, with the support of Bunkacho, the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan and the Japan Foundation. MondoMostre organized by Skira with Zètema Culture Project, the exhibition was curated by Rossella Menegazzo Professor, Professor of Art History Eastern Asia University of Milan and Master Takeshi Fujimori, artistic director of the Ken Domon Museum of photography

Photographed half-century of Japanese history, the 50 years that have transformed the country of the Rising Sun in even more radical way than in the West. Changes went through a tragic war ended in the worst way, “nuclear test” Americans on the civilian population of the two cities. But Domon Ken (1909-1990) has also told the city and the people, the traditions and the art of Buddhist temples.

Ara Pacis Museum
From May 27 to September 18, 2016
Daily 9:30 to 19:30
The ticket office closes one hour earlier

N.B. For possible openings and / or closings extraordinary consult for notices page

Entrance ticket
Free admission, except for the exhibition space Ara Pacis, for residents in Rome and in the Metropolitan City on the first Sunday of each month.

one ticket integrated Museum Ara Pacis + show “Ken Domon. The master of the Japanese realism, 27.5-18.9.16 “:
– Adults € 13.00
– Reduced € 11.00

For citizens resident in the territory of Roma Capitale (by showing a valid document attesting residence):
– Full residents € 11.00
– Reduced residents € 9.00


Vivian Maier in MilanVivian Maier in Milan

The artistic appeal of Vivian Maier’s enchanting Europe. After the exhibition at the MAN in Nuoro exhibition makes a stop in Milan, from 19 November to 31 January, it will be enriched by a series of shots, never exhibited, useful for understanding the processes of vision and development of the American photographer.



The nanny for wealthy families in New York and Chicago has left an archive, with more than 150,000 negatives, many undeveloped film, prints, films in super 8 or 16 mm, recordings, notes and other documents of various kinds. The material was confiscated in 2007, for non-payment of the rent, and so discovered by the young John Maloof in an auction house in Chicago, that wanting to do research about the city of Chicago, and having little iconographic material available, decided to buy in bulk for $ 380, in an auction, the contents of a box chock of disparate objects.

1954, New York, NY
1954, New York, NY


Forma Meravigli, 

Via Meravigli 5 – 20123 Milano – Tel. 0258118067

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 to 20:00

Thursday 12:00 to 23:00

Monday, Tuesday closed

Ticket: 4 Euros


Steve McCurry – BEYOND SIGHTSteve McCurry – BEYOND SIGHT

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Steve McCurry – BEYOND SIGHT

18 April – 20 September 2015 Teatro1, Cinecittà si Mostra, Via Tuscolana 1055, Rome. Italy

The first meeting between Steve McCurry and Cinecittà took place few years ago and was immediately ‘love at first sight’. In the city of cinema his lens captured new suggestions among sets and wharehouses enriching his research of a surreal character. Known throughout the world for his superb portraits and reportages realized in some of the most difficult countries in the world, McCurry had indeed directed his sensitivity in other perspectives, expanding the horizon of his research into an almost metaphysical dimension of the space and the humanity that crosses it or suspends it with its absence.


The exhibition features over 150 images: with 50 photos of the most classic and famous, are the most recent works of the photographer, including several unreleased concerning “an unusual and unstructured search, which goes beyond the look, crossing doors and windows to tell the space and the light, in order to win the pain and fear, “explains the curator Biba Jackets.
In addition to photographs, the exhibition you can find six video where McCurry tells his travels and his way of conceiving the photography.


Since the first Italian exhibition, held in Milan in 2009, Civita and Sudest57 have been leading McCurry in a long term exhibition project, realizing other exhibitions that have already gathered more than 600,000 visitors and have offered to the general public the chance to discover his extraordinary photographic production, expanding each time the knowledge of his vast repertoire, staged in various contexts with new and suggestive displays.

Henri Cartier BressonHenri Cartier Bresson

Henri Cartier Bresson
From 25/09/2014 to 01/06/2015
Ara Pacis Museum – Rome



Henri Cartier Bresson exhibition at the Ara Pacis Museum from 26 September 2014 to 6 January year 2015.
Retrospective dedicated to the photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. The exhibition prints, documents, magazines, books and drawings.
More than five hundred photographs, drawings, paintings, films and documents offering the most extensive retrospective of the work of Henri Cartier – Bresson to mark the tenth anniversary of the death of the photographer. An opportunity to get to know his work beyond ‘time of capture’ telling the genius of the artist in the skilful motion capture and treatment of the composition. The show will have three stages in the world: Paris, Rome, Madrid.



It will be exhibited in Rome from 26 September 2014 to 6 January 2015, the Henri Cartier-Bresson retrospective exhibition curated by Clément Chéroux, now in progress at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
The great exhibition, sponsored by Roma Capitale Department of Culture, Creativity and Artistic Promotion – Superintendence of Cultural Heritage Capitolina and produced by contrast and Zètema Culture Project, is presented exactly ten years after the death of Henri Cartier-Bresson. Clément is Chéroux photography historian and curator at the Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne.

The exhibition offers a new reading of the immense corpus of images that Cartier-Bresson has left us: covers the entire career of the great photographer and is the result of a long research work done by the curator in the course of many years of study in ‘archive of Cartier-Bresson. Will be exhibited over 500 photographs, drawings, paintings, films and documents bringing together the most important icons but also the less well-known images of the great master.
The exhibits retrospectives dedicated to Henri Cartier-Bresson, until now they have always tried to demonstrate the sense of unity of his work emphasizing his ability to capture the ‘decisive moment’. This exhibition aims to show how, there was not one but several Cartier-Bresson: the photographer near the Surrealist movement around the thirties, the militant documentary of the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War, the reporter of the fifties and sixties and finally, beginning in the seventies, the artist more intimate.



Henri Cartier-Bresson (Chanteloup-en-Brie, August 22, 1908 – L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, August 3, 2004) was a French photographer considered to be a pioneer of photo-journalism, so as to merit the appellation of eye of the century.
Theoretical decisive in the instant photography, has also helped to bring photography to surrealist (inspired by Eugène Atget) to a wider audience.

Ara Pacis Museum
Since September 26, 2014 al January 6, 2015
Tuesday-Sunday 9:00 to 19:00
The ticket office closes one hour before
Closed on Mondays

Entrance ticket
Ticket only show “Henri Cartier Bresson” (entrance from Via di Ripetta):
– Complete € 11.00
– Reduced € 9.00
– Special Schools € 4,00 (free admission to an accompanying teacher for every 10 pupils)
– Special Family € 22.00 (2 adults and children under the age of 18 years)

Mike Mandel – “People in cars 1970”Mike Mandel – “People in cars 1970”



Mike Mandel is an American photographer Larry Sultan beside, began to portray from 70 to 90 American society and customs. ‘People in Cars 1970’ is a journey through time, where Mandel and Sultan take us almost half a century ago, portraying people in such an intimate space as the car.



Mike Mandel is an American photographer, based in Watertown, Massachusetts, dedicated to documentary photography and currently dedicated to his art projects that create mosaic murals for the beautification of spaces such as airports and schools. Mike has on his Flickr ‘People in Cars 1970’, a series of portraits of people in their cars going back to 1970.






Bruce Davidson Time of Change: 1961-1965Bruce Davidson Time of Change: 1961-1965


The Robert Koch Gallery is holding an exhibition of Davidson’s earlier work from between 1961 and 1965, the “Time of Change,” which marked the end of segregation. While Time of Change is hopeful, Harlem, East 100th Street asks, “What changet?” During those years, Bruce Davidson documented history as it happened, including Martin Luther King’s famous march in Montgomery, Alabama, where he appears surrounded by a crowd, their arms locked together, and the American flag flying behind them. The image is so iconic that one of its variations was exhibited at Paris Photo in a different (gigantic) format and at the Rolf Art gallery covered with hand-written captions by the Argentinian artist Marcelo Brodsky. 


The Robert Koch gallery made selections from Davidson’s series, including social scenes, gatherings and arrests, but above all the living conditions, the uncertainty of a woman in her 40s leaning on her elbow at the window, a marcher being accosted by police, the scorn in certain looks, the excitement in others, the mouths wide open in surprise, the power of the contrasting blacks and whites when these two colors are at the heart of the protests. “I’m not interested in the history of art, but in the art of history. I see photography as a cultural good,” said Davidson in 2010 interview with Marco Bischof, shortly after the publication of Outside Inside (Steidl), a three-volume collection of 800 photographs covering Davidson’s fifty-year career.


Bruce Davidson 
Time of Change: 1961-1965
May 1st – July 3rd 2014
Robert Koch Gallery 
49 Geary Street 
CA 94108 San Francisco 



STORIES FROM THE SOUTH OF ITALY Ferdinando_Scianna_sup_10110_0001160 13.04.2014 > 12.11.2014 from the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography edited by Arianna Bianchi and Roberta Valtorta Opening: Saturday, April 12 at 18 follow concert Domo Emigrantes and tasting regional products On the occasion of 10 years of activity, the Museum of Contemporary Photography offers a major exhibition dedicated to the South of Italy with works from his collections through images of important  known authors who have made ​​the history of Italian photography. The exhibition includes 120 photographs of Calabria, Campania, Puglia, Basilicata, Sicily and Sardinia organized into 16 thematic units. These authors represented: Letizia Battaglia, Anthony Biasiucci, Carmelo Bongiorno, Mario Cattaneo, Mario Cresci, Luciano D’Alessandro, Mimmo Jodice, Uliano Lucas, Lello Mazzacane, Carmelo Nicosia, Frederick Patellani, Tino Petrelli, Francis Radino, Marialba Russian, Ferdinand Scianna. Federico_Patellani_Puglia_1947_sup_10110_0003549 The photographs in the exhibition covering a period historic fifty years after World War II to the early nineties, and touch on matters deeply related to identity  the economic and cultural development of southern areas: rural life described in the relationship with the land and with animals, religious tradition, the ancient rituals of the cult of the dead, Carnival, social exclusion and urban decay, the work in the mine, the problem of unemployment and struggles to combat it, the figures of the children, the true icons of the South, the sages objects of popular culture, the theme of the Mafia, painful and offensive to these people, the scenery of the sea and the countryside, references to the land of extraordinary beauty and long unfortunate. Museum of Contemporary Photography Hours of operation: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 15 to 19 Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 19 And T +39 02 6605661 F +39 02 6181201 The Museum of Contemporary Photography is located Villa Ghirlanda, Cinisello Balsamo located a few kilometers from Milan, Italy


Ferdinando_Scianna_sup_10110_0001160 13.04.2014 > 12.11.2014

dalle collezioni del Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea a cura di Arianna Bianchi e Roberta Valtorta   Inaugurazione: sabato 12 aprile ore 18 seguirà concerto dei Domo Emigrantes e degustazione prodotti regionali In occasione dei 10 anni di attività, il Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea propone una grande mostra dedicata al Sud dell’Italia con opere dalle sue collezioni attraverso le immagini di importanti e noti autori che hanno costruito la storia della fotografia italiana. La mostra comprende 120 fotografie di Calabria, Campania, Puglia, Basilicata, Sicilia e Sardegna organizzate in 16 nuclei tematici. Questi gli autori rappresentati: Letizia Battaglia, Antonio Biasiucci, Carmelo Bongiorno, Mario Cattaneo, Mario Cresci, Luciano D’Alessandro, Mimmo Jodice, Uliano Lucas, Lello Mazzacane, Carmelo Nicosia, Federico Patellani, Tino Petrelli, Francesco Radino, Marialba Russo, Ferdinando Scianna. Federico_Patellani_Puglia_1947_sup_10110_0003549 Le fotografie in mostra coprono un arco storico di cinquant’anni, dal secondo dopoguerra ai primi anni Novanta, e toccano questioni profondamente legate all’identità economica e culturale delle aree meridionali: la vita rurale descritta nel rapporto con la terra e con gli animali, la tradizione religiosa, la antica ritualità del culto dei morti, il Carnevale, l’emarginazione sociale e il degrado urbano, il lavoro in miniera, il problema della disoccupazione e le lotte per combatterla, le figure dei bambini, vere icone del Sud, i sapienti oggetti della cultura popolare, il tema della mafia, doloroso e offensivo per queste genti, il paesaggio del mare e quello della campagna, richiami alla bellezza di terre straordinarie e a lungo sfortunate. Orario di apertura: mercoledì, giovedì e venerdì dalle ore 15 alle 19 sabato e domenica dalle ore 11 alle 19 E T +39 02 6605661 F +39 02 6181201 Il Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea è situato Villa Ghirlanda, a Cinisello Balsamo  situata a pochi chilometri da Milano.

The sunflowers – Tazio Secchiaroli. USSR 1969 Pictures of the set and travelI girasoli di Tazio Secchiaroli. Urss 1969 Fotografie di set e di viaggio


Milan, 6 March | April 4, 2014
Opening March 5, 2014 19:00


From the largest archive of the personal photographer of Sophia Loren have selected the most significant images taken during your stay in the USSR for filming the movie “The Sunflowers” by Vittorio De Sica. A production Italo-Franco-Soviet actors Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni and Lyudmila Russian star Sevaljeva directed by Vittorio De Sica, which allows the photographer great freedom of movement on the set and especially in the Soviet world, then almost inaccessible.

The curiosity of Tazio Secchiaroli, on his third visit to behind the Iron Curtain, leads him to seek the best times to photograph not only the set and backstage, but the reality is that around.

Accomplices in his reportage Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni, which lend themselves to being photographed as illustrious tourists in the most famous places in Moscow: the Kremlin, the Pushkin Museum, Red Square, and so forth.

This allows Tazio Secchiaroli shots to include in its real life flowing in the city streets picking the curious eyes of Muscovites, not accustomed to photographers and movie stars for a walk in Moscow, and we linger now, after more than 40 years, on a world and a society gone. A charm that remains unaltered that induces to still admire these shots with curiosity and fun.

On show approximately 50 photographs in color and black and white made ​​in the USSR in the summer of 1969.

Tazio Secchiaroli (Rome 1925-1998) is one of the most famous Italian photographers. Growing up as a photoreporter, became famous in the days of the “Dolce vita” for his photographs of celebrities  on the Via Veneto in 1960 will be in cinema photographer for the most important productions in the golden years of Cinecittà. Photographer special for Federico Fellini’s personal photographer and Sophia Loren to the end of the 80s. His archive is a cross-section of more than 20 years of cinema.

Exhibit design arch. Nazario Petrucci
We thank David Secchiaroli

Italian Association of Russia
Via Cadore 16, 20135 Milan
Hours: Monday to Friday 10:00 to 21:00 | Saturday 10:00 to 12:00



T. 02 8056122


Dal grande archivio del fotografo personale di Sophia Loren sono state selezionate le immagini più significative scattate durante il soggiorno in URSS per le riprese del film “I Girasoli” di Vittorio De Sica. Una produzione italo-franco-sovietica, protagonisti Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni e la star russa Ljudmila Sevaljeva diretti da Vittorio De Sica, che permette al fotografo una grande libertà di movimento sul set e soprattutto nel mondo sovietico, all’epoca quasi inaccessibile.

La curiosità di Tazio Secchiaroli, alla sua terza visita oltrecortina, lo porta a cercare i momenti migliori per fotografare non solo il set e il backstage, ma la realtà che gli è intorno.

Complici nel suo reportage Sophia Loren e Marcello Mastroianni, che si prestano ad essere fotografati come illustri turisti nei luoghi più noti di Mosca: il Cremlino, il Museo Pushkin, la Piazza Rossa e via elencando.

Questo permette a Tazio Secchiaroli di includere nelle sue inquadrature la vita reale che scorre nelle vie della città cogliendo gli sguardi curiosi dei moscoviti, non abituati a fotografi e stelle del cinema a spasso per Mosca, e a noi di soffermarci ora, a distanza di oltre 40 anni, su un mondo e una società scomparsi. Un fascino che rimane inalterato che induce ancora oggi ad ammirare questi scatti con curiosità e divertimento.

In mostra circa 50 fotografie in bianco e nero e a colori realizzate in URSS nell’estate del 1969.

Tazio Secchiaroli (Roma 1925-1998), è tra i più famosi fotografi italiani. Cresciuto come fotoreporter, diventato celebre ai tempi della dolce vita per le sue fotografie d’assalto ai divi in via Veneto, dal 1960 sarà fotografo di cinema per le produzioni più importanti negli anni d’oro di Cinecittà. Fotografo di special per Federico Fellini e fotografo personale di Sophia Loren fino alla fine degli anni ’80. Il suo archivio è uno spaccato di oltre 20 anni di cinema.

Progetto di allestimento arch. Nazario Petrucci
Si ringrazia David Secchiaroli

Associazione Italia Russia
Via Cadore 16 Milano 20135
Orari: dal lunedì al venerdì 10.00 – 21.00 | Sabato 10.00 – 12.00



T. 02 8056122

izis bidermanas – The poet of photographyizis bidermanas – Il poeta della fotografia


Spazio Oberdan 140 photographs of one of the great humanists of 900 photographers, portrait artist and reporter
from February 12 to April 6, 2014

Born in Marijampole in Lithuania, in Tsarist Russia, Izis Bidermanas (1911-1980) runs away in the thirties from the misery of his land to get to the ‘Paris of dreams’, the capital of the painters and the Impressionists. From here, during the war, he is forced to take refuge with his family in the Limousin region.

After the liberation of Limoges, in ’44 he enlisted in the French Forces of the Interior (FFI), fascinated by the young people of the Resistance, which produces extraordinary photographic portraits. After the war he returned to Paris, where he continued his work as a portrait photographing artists, poets, writers and painters who enliven the cultural life of the city. In 1953 he published the book “Paradise on Earth”, made with Colette, where his shots translate into images the words of the writer, which describes the places you loved to go before being immobilized by the disease, such as Desert de Retz or garden Zoological Clères.

From 1949 he began to work for Paris Matchcollaborating from the first issue as a specialist in portrait, and remains in the magazine for twenty years, revealing a reporter atypical anti-event, photographer of those most unlikely. At that time his photographs date back to the work of Marc Chagall, rare examples of his precious ability to be able to capture the mood and the inspiration that move artists during creation. In 1969, devotes an entire opera, “Le Monde de Chagall”, his painter friend.

And ‘especially, however, the’ dream ‘of Paris Izis not stop looking at his photographs, one of the neighborhoods, the banks of the Seine and fairs. In the three works “Paris des Rêves” (1950), “Grand Bal du printemps” (1951) and “Paris des poètes” (1977), outlines the image of an eternal city and ahistorical.

In 1952 he published “Charmes de Londres”, the result of his escape to England with Jacques Prévert and the following year “The Queen’s People,” sull’incoronazione of Queen Elizabeth II. In 1955 he produced “Israël” and ten years later “Le Cirque d’Izis,” the best work of his extensive bibliography, which reveals his passion for the circus world.

Spazio Oberdan,
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12 February to 6 April 2014
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Nato a Marijampole in Lituania, nella Russia zarista, Izis Bidermanas (1911-1980) scappa negli Anni Trenta dalla miseria della sua terra per raggiungere la ‘Parigi dei sogni’, capitale dei pittori e degli Impressionisti. Da qui, durante la guerra, è costretto a rifugiarsi con la famiglia nella regione del Limousin. Dopo la liberazione di Limoges, nel ‘44 si arruola nelle Forze Francesi dell’Interno (FFI), affascinato dai giovani della Resistenza, dei quali realizza straordinari ritratti fotografici.

Finita la guerra ritorna a Parigi, dove prosegue la sua attività di ritrattista fotografando artisti, poeti, scrittori e pittori che animano la vita culturale della città. Nel 1953 pubblica il libro “Paradiso terrestre”, realizzato con Colette, in cui i suoi scatti traducono in immagini le parole della scrittrice, la quale descrive i luoghi che amava frequentare prima di essere immobilizzata dalla malattia, come i Désert de Retz o il giardino zoologico di Clères.

Dal 1949 inizia a lavorare per Paris Match, collaborando fin dal primo numero come specialista del ritratto, e rimane nella rivista per vent’anni, rivelandosi un reporter atipico, dell’anti-avvenimento, fotografo dei soggetti più improbabili. A quel periodo risalgono le sue fotografie di Marc Chagall al lavoro, rare testimonianze della sua preziosa capacità di riuscire a cogliere l’animo e l’ispirazione che muovono gli artisti durante la creazione. Nel 1969 dedica un’intera opera, “Le Monde de Chagall”, all’amico pittore.

E’ soprattutto, però, il ‘sogno’ di Parigi che Izis non smette di cercare nelle sue fotografie, tra i quartieri popolari, le rive della Senna e le fiere. Nelle tre opere “Paris des revês” (1950), “Grand Bal du printemps” (1951) e “Paris des poètes” (1977), delinea l’immagine di una città eterna e astorica.

Nel 1952 pubblica “Charmes de Londres”, frutto della sua fuga in Inghilterra con Jacques Prévert e l’anno successivo “The Queen’s People”, sull’incoronazione della Regina Elisabetta II. Nel 1955 realizza “Israël” e dieci anni più tardi “Le Cirque d’Izis”, la migliore opera della sua ricca bibliografia, che rivela la sua passione per il mondo circense.

Spazio Oberdan,
Viale Vittorio Veneto 2, Milano
12 febbraio-6 aprile 2014
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