Inge Morath, the first woman to join Magnum Photos. In Treviso the first Italian retrospective

Casa dei Carraresi in Treviso will host from March 1, 2019 the first Italian retrospective dedicated to Inge Morath, the first woman to join Magnum Photos.

From March 1 to June 2, 2019, the exhibition Inge Morath. Life, Photography, curated by Brigitte Blüml - Kaindl, Kurt Kaindl, and Marco Minuz. This is the first major Italian retrospective dedicated to the first woman to join the famous Magnum Photos photo agency.

Inge Morath was a translator and writer in Austria and began taking photographs in 1952 and then from the following year began working in Paris for Magnum Photos, thanks to Ernst Haas.
She took pictures during her travels, depicted her subjects in intense portraits capable of capturing the deepest intimacies. Her images were always characterized by a personal vision and specific sensitivity, capable of enriching her perception of the world around her. She used to say, “You trust your eyes and cannot help but bare your soul.”

The exhibition will display more than 150 photographs and dozens of documents on Inge Morath’s activity in a path that will analyze all the main stages of her work, but at the same time will try to bring out the humanity that characterizes all her production. A sensitivity marked by the tragic experience of World War II, which over the years will grow stronger and become documentation of the resistance of the human spirit to extreme hardship and awareness of the value of life. All his major reportages will be retraced: from the one dedicated to the city of Venice to the one on the Danube River; from Spain to Russia, from Iran to China, Romania, and the United States of America via his native Austria.
Also featured are his famous portraits of writers, painters, and poets, including Arthur Miller himself, as well as Alberto Giacometti, Pablo Picasso, and Alexander Calder.

In addition, in 1960 Inge Morath was sent by the Magnum agency to the set of the Hollywood film The Misfits, a huge movie production with John Houston directing, Arthur Miller scripting, and actors such as Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe. Miller and Monroe were married at the time, but their relationship was already in trouble; it was on the set of the film that Morath got to know the writer, who would later become her husband.

“It is an exhibition project that aims to describe, in detail and for the first time in Italy, the extraordinary life of this photographer; a woman of courageous choices, emancipated, who knew how to insert in photography her sensitivity to human beings,” declares Marco Minuz.

The retrospective is produced by Suazes with Fotohof in Salzburg, with the collaboration of Fondazione Cassamarca, Inge Morath Foundation and Magnum Photos.

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Image: Inge Morath, A Llama in Times Square (New York, 1957)

Inge Morath, the first woman to join Magnum Photos. In Treviso the first Italian retrospective
Inge Morath, the first woman to join Magnum Photos. In Treviso the first Italian retrospective

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