Vivian Maier, Self-portrait (1955)

It seems like fate has decided to bring together some of the biggest names in photography here in Italy this year. Apart from the Franco Fontana, Steve McCurry and Peter Lindbergh exhibitions happening in and about Turin, there’s also a Vivian Maier retrospective taking place in Genova, from June 23rd until October 8th, 2017. 

Vivian Maier, New York (1954)Vivian Maier, New York (1954)
Vivian Maier, New York (1954)

Entitled “Vivian Maier. A Photographer Found”, the exhibition features 120 black & white photographs taken between the 1950s and 1960s, along with a selection of colour pictures taken in the 1970s. Also, the organizers promise some Super-8 films on how this special Mary Poppins would approach and “capture” her subjects.

Vivian Maier, Chicago (1956)
Vivian Maier, Chicago (1956)

For those who do not know the full story of how this marvelous artists and her photos achieved international fame and iconic status, there’s a very thorough multi-prized 2013 documentary entitled “Finding Vivian Maier”, written and directed by John Maloof himself – i.e. the one who bought Maier’s box full of untouched negatives during an auction and happily became the very first to introduce her work to the world:

WHERE: Palazzo Ducale, Piazza Mateotti 9, Genova

WHEN:  from June 23rd until October 8th, 2017

HOW MUCH: open ticket €12;  full price €10; reduced fee €8 for the disabled and for those aged from 19 to 27 years old; reduced fee  €3 for under 18 years old, free admission for children under 6.

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