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Fashion and freedom in Daniele Tamagni's photos of Congolese dandies and Botswana metalheads

Fashion and freedom in Daniele Tamagni's photos of Congolese dandies and Botswana metalheads

Milan Fashion Week recently ended, which behind the firepower of marketing brings with it some controversy but also interesting debates on how much this seemingly ephemeral world is founded on an ancient need for social affirmation. And so, it is wor...
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When you discover great photographers by rummaging through old suitcases

When you discover great photographers by rummaging through old suitcases

Photography has a bizarre relationship with suitcases. Ever since the news of the discovery of Robert Capa's famous Mexican suitcase had a worldwide echo, I began to notice a repeated coincidence of fates between some hidden talents and their travel ...
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Elliott Erwitt and that oh-so-sweet and loving look at motherhood

Elliott Erwitt and that oh-so-sweet and loving look at motherhood

As my computer background I have a picture of Elliott Erwitt. I didn't put a picture of my daughter, but I put a picture of another daughter and another mother. There is also a cat in it, and I don't like cats. But this is the sweetest picture I have...
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Crashed and happy. From Barbie to Helmut Newton, via Sandro Giordano.

Crashed and happy. From Barbie to Helmut Newton, via Sandro Giordano.

Art represents us or, put another way, we choose the art that represents us most. And it is not just an incipit in line with a historic campaign of the Ministry of Culture that said #lartetisomiglia, but it is more simply the evolution of that instin...
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Les Rencontres de la photographie d'Arles. Photography goes to the cinema

Les Rencontres de la photographie d'Arles. Photography goes to the cinema

"I just do my job. Some people are bullfighters, some people are congressmen, I'm a photographer." That's how Thomas (David Hemmings) responds to an unnerved Vanessa Redgrave in Blow-Up, Michelangelo Antonioni's 1966 film still considered an unmatche...
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Landscapes of an Italy to Desire. What the exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale looks like.

Landscapes of an Italy to Desire. What the exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale looks like.

Italy is a Desire. Photographs, Landscapes and Visions (1842-2022), on view through Sept. 3 at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome, is a meeting of the Alinari Foundation for Photography and with the Museum of Contemporary Photography-Mufoco. I saw it...
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Ugo Mulas, a total photographer. What the exhibition that opens the Rooms of Photography looks like.

Ugo Mulas, a total photographer. What the exhibition that opens the Rooms of Photography looks like.

"The eyes, this magical meeting point between us and the world, no longer come to terms with this world, with reality, with nature: we see more and more through the eyes of others. This could also be an advantage but it is not so simple. Of these tho...
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A journey through time with photography in Venice. Chronorama, photographic treasures of the 20th century

A journey through time with photography in Venice. Chronorama, photographic treasures of the 20th century

The name "chronorama" suggests one of those devices designed until the nineteenth century to reproduce moving images. Chrono, the god of time, and -rama, the Greek suffix that brings back vision, give the idea of a sequence of pictures scrolled quick...
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Gregory Crewdson in Turin. A fantastic trip to America

Gregory Crewdson in Turin. A fantastic trip to America

There is a fine line between reality and fantasy, and most photographers immediately choose in which of the two spaces to act. And then there are a few, like Gregory Crewdson, who instead move in constant balance walking that boundary almost as if to...
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A unique journey through the history of photography. The Bachelot Collection on display in Rome

A unique journey through the history of photography. The Bachelot Collection on display in Rome

An art collection always has a unique narrative power: it tells the story, from the point of view of the person who put it together, and it tells about the collector, his passion, his taste, the life anecdotes that accompany each purchase. Thus it be...
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