Leonard Freed – I love Italy ?>

Leonard Freed - I love Italy

From: 21-11-2014 To: 01-02-2015
Candiani Cultural Centre
  • WEBSITE: candiani.comune.venezia.it

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The exhibition that celebrates the artworks of the famous Magnum photographer Leonard Freed is arrived in Venice-Mestre at the Cultural Centre Candiani.

The exposition “I love Italy”, will be opened at the Candiani Centre, a multifunctional culture centre which has become the main cultural centre of the Administration within the territory of the Venetian mainland, until the 1st of February 2015. It gathers 100 of the most intense snapshots dedicated to its beloved Italy, where the New Yorker photo reporter Leonard Freed made more than 40 travels within fifty years and that was one of the most intense source of inspiration, because, according to the author, in this country “the past is always present not only in places but in everyday life of the people”. This particular aspect of his research of Leonard Freed, started after his first travel with a painter that was his friend: after coming back to the United States he started analyse it in the Italian districts, such as Little Italy, welcomed by the spontaneity and traditional customs of Italo-Americans. Then he carried on the researches in Italy, between Rome, Florence, Naples, Milan and Palermo, telling through amazing black and white pictures the daily life, faces and gesture of Italians. Member of the Magnum Photos from 1972, Leonard Freed (1929-2006), was an important freelance photojournalist; he collaborated with most eminent magazines of the period, from Life to Look, up to Paris Match, Stern and Sunday Times, to name some of them. Freed, chosen in 1967 by Cornell Capa for the exhibition “Concerned Photography”, left us unique testimonies of the Jewish community of Amsterdam, of the Kippur War and the civil rights movement in America; this last work is still a very important document of a travel made with Martin Luther King, during his march through United States from Alabama to Washington. Freed felt deeply his role of photographer, more as an artist than a reporter; photography was for him a way of existing and understanding the world. “My camera is my my psychiatrist's couch”, and also “What I'm trying to put in my photos is the element of time. Time passes and we need to be aware of it. Photography can give us this awareness.Opening times: from Wednesday to Sunday 16.00 – 20.00 Extraordinary openings: 8 December and 6 January 16.00 – 20.00


Leonard Freed – I love Italy
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Leonard Freed – I love Italy