THE NEO-REALIST OBJECTIVE OF BISCHOF

Where Venice - - Where Now Hot Dates -

A ma­jor an­tho­lo­gy de­di­ca­ted to

Wer­ner Bischof, one of the mo­st im­por­tant pho­to­gra­phers of the 20th cen­tu­ry and a foun­ding mem­ber of the Ma­gnum agen­cy. The 250 pho­to­gra­phs fea­tu­red in the ex­hi­bi­tion, cu­ra­ted by his son, pro­vi­de a com­pre­hen­si­ve over­view of Bischof's trips to se­ve­ral of the world's mo­st re­mo­te cor­ners, in­clu­ding In­dia, Ja­pan, Ko­rea, In­do­chi­na, Pa­na­ma, Chi­le and Pe­ru. In par­ti­cu­lar, the ima­ges fo­cus on the con­trasts bet­ween in­du­strial de­ve­lo­p­ment and po­ver­ty, business and spi­ri­tua­li­ty, mo­der­ni­ty and tra­di­tion. A sec­tion of 20 un­re­lea­sed ima­ges hi­ghlight

Ita­ly seen through the ‘neo-realist' lens of the au­thor. The ex­hi­bi­tion is set again­st the spec­ta­cu­lar bac­k­drop of the Ca­sa dei Tre Oci, a splen­did exam­ple of ear­ly 20th-cen­tu­ry Ve­ne­tian ar­chi­tec­tu­re and a buil­ding whi­ch has been de­cla­red a mo­nu­ment of hi­sto­ri­cal and ar­ti­stic in­te­re­st in the Ve­ne­to re­gion.

Wer­ner Bischof. Pho­to­gra­phs

1934-1954. Ca­sa dei Tre Oci. www.treo­ci.org

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