The Great Masters
From 16 November 2017 to 18 February 2018 the exhibition The Great Masters. 100 Years of Leica photography at the Vittoriano Complex - Ala Brasini paying homage to the first 35mm film camera, to vintage photography and to all the artists who have used the Leica from the 1920s to today, celebrating the their images.
Over 350 works by major and most prestigious authors - from Henri Cartier-Bresson to Gianni Berengo Gardin, from William Klein to Robert Frank, to Robert Capa to Elliott Erwitt and many others - dozens of original documents, magazines and rare books, vintage photographs, vintage cameras, make up this rich exhibition that will occupy the rooms of the Complesso del Vittoriano in Rome in its unique and exceptional Italian stage.
The Great Masters. One hundred years of Leica photography is enriched by a further study of the interpreters present at the Vittoriano Complex, Ala Brasini, thanks to the series of meetings organized by Contrasto that will be held in the Sala Verdi. It will start on December 11, 2017 with Alessandra Mauro who, starting with graphic novels dedicated to them, will talk about two great masters of photography: Henri Cartier-Besson and Robert Capa.
On January 17, 2018 will be the turn of Valerio Bispuri who will talk about his project Paco, recently become a book, on a lethal South American drug that has followed for fourteen years. Piergiorgio Branzi will instead be the protagonist of the event of 31 January 2018 with the story of his long and eclectic career, from the beginning in Tuscany to the experience of Rai's correspondent in Moscow to get to his latest photographic experiments.
Instead, on February 7, 2018 the photographer Lorenzo Castore and the director Saverio Costanzo will speak, telling how a trip to India made more than twenty years ago marked a turning point in their vision. The cycle of meetings will end with Gianni Berengo Gardin who receives the Leica Hall of Fame Award as part of the exhibition at the Vittoriano "for his career and for his tireless and exceptional commitment as a photographer".