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STORIES FROM THE SOUTH OF ITALY

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 info@mufoco.org 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

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