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24.04.2013 - 03.11.2013

The Bel Paese immortalized in photography

Gondolas on the Molo Marciano - Tomaso Filippi

Gondolas on the Molo Marciano - Tomaso Filippi

An ideal itinerary of images currently moving along the Peninsula north to south offers a number of photographic exhibits that look at Italian cities and sceneries through some of the most evocative photographers’ lenses .

Palazzo Reale in Turin celebrates one of the maestros of 20th-Century photography – Robert Capa, 100 years after his birth - via an important retrospective until July 14th. The exposition recounts a human and artistic journey by way of 97 of Capa’s black-and-white shots, and displays a section dedicated to Italy with images dating 1941- 1944.
In Stra (Province of Venice), the National Museum in Villa Pisani offers Venice 1800s-1900s, 150 photos and a projection on stereoscope screen (the first 3-D viewing device, invented in 1832), all by Tomaso Filippi. Runs till November 3rd. 

La Raccolta Lercaro of Bologna  together with the Fondazione Marilena Ferrari, proposes a photo expo entitled Architetture della fede Chiese d'Italia dalle origini al Rinascimento (Religious Architecture: Italian Churches from the Origins to the Renaissance). Among the photogs included are Aurelio Amendola, Vincenzo Castella and Pino Musi. Also collaborating in the event’s organization is the Diocesan Catechism Office. Runs until July 7th.  

Bari’s Sagarriga Visconti Volpi National Library has organized a tour of words and images with Bari Nuova nasce… e cambia. 1813 -2013 (Bari, Changed and Reborn 1813-2013), a retrospective treating various of the area’s cultural and historical legacies. It runs in the Apulian Capital until May 31st.