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Street Photography in the World The Book – Volume 1

Street Photography in the World The Book  Volume 1

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This book is the result of work that the Facebook group “Street Photography in the World” has been doing for years; with it we have tried to collect the best photos posted in the group during the course of its existence. The choice was not easy: in fact, the group has 160,000 active members who send hundreds of photos every day, and it was one of the first to pay tribute to “Street Photography”, at least on Facebook Thanks to the perseverance of its founder Roberta Pastore, the quantity, but especially the quality of the published photos, has grown with the passage of time. The group has an international character, with authors who come from all parts of the world, a proof that this photographic genre has developed in all cultures. The idea is that this publishing initiative is not to be a sporadic one, but should become a regular event, so as to promote those artists who are outside the commercial logic and help them to publish their work. Each author published here has lent his work for free, and remains the sole owner of the published image rights. Thanks are due to those who daily work with passion in the group, and especially to those who will follow closely this editorial initiative, hoping that this work is appreciated

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,
Viale Vittorio Veneto 2, Milan
12 February to 6 April 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays h 10-22;
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10 h – 19.30
closed on Mondays

– Full € 8.00
– Reduced € 6.50:
groups of at least 15 people, visitors over the age of 65, children 6 to 18, students up to 25 years, and holders of special coupons
– Reduced € 3.50 Special schools
– Free of charge:
children 6 years old, the disabled and carers, journalists, tourist guides, one each group, two accompanying teachers per class

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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
martedì e giovedì h 10 – 22;
mercoledì, venerdì, sabato, domenica h 10 – 19.30;
lunedì chiuso

– intero € 8,00
– ridotto € 6,50:
gruppi di almeno 15 persone, visitatori oltre i 65 anni, minori da 6 a 18 anni, studenti fino a 25 anni, titolari di apposite convenzioni e coupon
– ridotto speciale scuole € 3,50
– gratuito:
minori di 6 anni, portatori di handicap e accompagnatori, giornalisti, guide turistiche, un accompagnatore per gruppo, due insegnanti accompagnatori per classe

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Robert Doisneau: ParisRobert Doisneau: Paris


Doisneaus work immortalized the magic of Paris for posterity; this stunning compact edition, edited by the artists daughters, includes over six hundred photographs. Doisneau is celebrated for his ability to infuse images of daily life with poetic nuances that have brought enduring popular appeal to his photojournalism. This collection pairs aesthetically-composed photographs alongside snapshots that offer a more personal account of Doisneaus Paris. Organized thematically, this bookunprecedented in scopegives an entrancing tour through the gardens of Paris, along the Seine, and amid the crowds of Parisians who live in and define their magical city. An enchanting cross-section of Parisian life by one of the photographers who best captured its many charms. The New York Times, 2005

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Flammarion (27 Sep 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2080301179
  • ISBN-13: 978-2080301178
  • Product Dimensions: 25.9 x 19.9 x 3.3 cm

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
da martedì a domenica h 10-19
lunedì h 14-19

Layout 1

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.

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


 Written and researched by Amos Farnitano

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

Layout 1

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.

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




The Little Black Gallery is proud to present!
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