Milan, at Palazzo Reale an exhibition on Margaret Bourke-White, great photojournalist

From September 25, 2020 to February 14, 2021, Milan's Palazzo Reale hosts the exhibition 'First, Woman. Margheret Bourke-White,' featuring more than 100 images of the great photojournalist.

On view at the Palazzo Reale in Milan until February 14, 2021, is the exhibition Prima, donna. Margaret Bourke-White, which brings together, in a completely new selection, the best images made by Margaret Bourke-White (New York, 1904 - Stamford, 1971), among the most representative and emblematic figures of photojournalism, during her long career. Alongside the photographs, a series of personal documents and images, videos and autobiographical texts tell the story of the personality of an important photographer, a great woman, her vision and her life against the tide.

A pioneer of information and image, Margaret Bourke-White explored every aspect of photography: from early images dedicated to the world of industry and corporate projects to major reportages for major newspapers such as Fortune and Life; from visual chronicles of World War II to famous portraits of Stalin and Gandhi, from apartheid South Africa to theAmerica of racial conflict to the thrill of aerial visions of the American continent.

It will be possible to admire more than 100 images, from the Life archive in New York and divided into 11 thematic groups(The Enchantment of the Steel Mills, Conca di Polvere, Life, Glimpses of Russia, On the Forgotten Front, In the Fields, India, South Africa, Voices of the White South, Up and Home, My Mysterious Illness) that, in a chronological view, trace the thread of Margaret Bourke-White’s existential journey and show her ability visionary and at the same time narrative, capable of composing dense and dazzling photographic “stories.”

The exhibition is part of The Talents of Women, a program promoted by the Culture Department of the City of Milan and dedicated to the universe of women: The Talents of Women intends to make known to the general public how much, in the past and in the present (often under unfavorable conditions) women have been and are the creators of original artistic expressions and, at the same time, of social instances of change. The aim is to make visible the contributions that women over time have made and are making in all areas of collective life, starting with the cultural but also in science and business, to the progress of humanity. The goal is not only to produce new levels of awareness about the role of female figures in social life but also to concretely help pursue that principle of equity and equal opportunity that, from our Constitution, must be able to transfer into everyday representations and cultures.

For all information you can visit the official website of the Royal Palace.

Pictured: Margaret Bourke-White, Montana (1936). Ph. credit: The Picture Collection Inc.

Milan, at Palazzo Reale an exhibition on Margaret Bourke-White, great photojournalist
Milan, at Palazzo Reale an exhibition on Margaret Bourke-White, great photojournalist

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