The exhibition of the Carispezia Foundation collects the work of the photographers of the Magnum Photos, one of the largest international photo agencies to tell the young generation in various eras of the last 70 years. Starting from the one that was young for everyone: the twenties in the 50s of the twentieth century.
“We told each other what we expected when we were twenty and we discovered that as much as Magnum’s members came from different countries, our hopes of twenty were similar but different from what would later happen . From there it was a moment to start thinking about those who would have turned twenty in the middle of the century, and who had good hopes of living in the second fifty years and also celebrating the year 2000 “.
With these words the great photographer Robert Capa explains how he invited his colleagues to explore the young world, the one sensitive to the possibilities and changes for age but also for the time lived.
Waine Miller racconta l’America del Baby Boom ph. Panorama
But not only them: the 11 photographic stories show the boys of the American “Baby Boom” in the lens of Wayne Miller, or the travelers of India and Japan fleeing a difficult post-war period by Werner Bischof. In the photos of Dennis Stock, California is seen again in the hippy communities, and the sixty-eight in Paris relives in the shots of Bruno Barbey.
And today? In the society that often forgets young people, the precariousness of the work told by Martin Perr with the Call Centers, the violence of the war by Lorenzo Meloni, the fear of death for possible terrorist attacks (Alex Majoli and the series on the Bataclan attack of Paris of 2015).
Magnum Photographers meet fans and curious in the FoundationMagnum Photos is a cooperative owned and managed by the same photographers who are part of it, which undergo a rigorous process of self-selection to become full members. Photographers meet once a year, during the last weekend of June, in New York, Paris or London, to discuss Magnum’s business. On 8 and 9 February, some Magnum photographers will meet the public and enthusiasts for portfolio readings, meetings and debates on photography, information and the history of the agency.
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