Mountains by Magnum Photographers


Forte di Bard
  • 17 July 2019 - 06 January 2020
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The mountain as seen, experienced and photographed by the photographers of the Magnum Photos Agency, the agency of photojournalism founded in 1947 by Henri Cartier-Bresson , Robert Capa , David Seymour and George Rodger , which today brings together the best photographers in the world.
The “Mountains by Magnum Photographers” exhibition is a journey through time and space, a chronological journey that includes over 130 pictures displayed in a perspective of historical development of the representation of the mountain environment, developed according to the different themes dealt with by each photographer.
From the pioneers of mountain photography, such as Werner Bischof – an alpinist himself – to Robert Capa, George Rodger, passing through Inge Morath, Herbert List to arrive at the contemporary work with Ferdinando Scianna, Martin Parr, Steve McCurry.
The Magnum photographers have built and reinvented mountain iconography. In their photographs, the mountains are observed, exploited and crossed. We see people spending their entire lives at high altitudes, but also people in transit who are looking for spiritual guidance, pleasure, refuge from war or simply survival.
The exhibition also includes a section devoted to an important project on a commission basis dedicated to the Valle d’Aosta area, signed by Paolo Pellegrin, an internationally-renowned photographer and, among other prestigious awards, he is the winner of ten World Press Photo Awards, the result of a shoot made in the spring of 2019.
In order to take the pictures present in the exhibition, Pellegrin had to go out over and over again, in search of those particular kinds of light that he, a lover of black and white, prefers. They are the kinds of light that are filtered through the clouds frayed by the wind, the violent silhouettes on the surface of the snow, the murky ripples of the crevasses, the dark towers of the rocky peaks, the arabesques drawn on the surface of the frozen lakes.
The exhibition is accompanied by a volume published by Prestel Publishing/Random House, New York.


Associazione Forte di Bard
11020 BARD (AO)

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