Date(s) - 27 Oct, 2021 - 22 Jan, 2022
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
About the Exhibition
The first Italian to be admitted to Magnum in 1982, Sicilian photographer Ferdinando Scianna has worked in reportage, portraiture, fashion and advertising. His long artistic career has taken in themes such as war, fragments of travel, mystical experiences and popular religiosity, all linked by a single thread: the constant search for form in the chaos of life. In this exhibition, 50 images tell the story of his career, from his travels to Spain, Latin America, New York, Paris and his beloved Sicily.
“My images, and not only the Sicilian ones, are often very black. I see and compose starting from the shadow. The sun interests me because it casts a shadow.” (Ferdinando Scianna)
Ferdinando Scianna was born in Bagheria (Sicily) in 1943. In 1963 he met the Sicilian writer Leonardo Sciascia with whom he published the first of his many books, ‘Feste religiose in Sicilia’, which won the Nadar prize. In Milan since 1967 working for the weekly ‘L’Europeo’ as a photojournalist, special correspondent, then correspondent from Paris, where he lived for ten years. Introduced by Henri Cartier-Bresson, he joined the Magnum agency in 1982. Since 1987 he has alternated reportage and portraits with fashion and advertising photography, with international success.
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