Elliott Erwitt - Retrospective

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From 18 April to 30 August 2015

What does it mean to tell the story of a great photographer through 136 shots related to a more than 60-year career? It means remembering his life, intercepting his passions, sensing his existential philosophy and understanding his greatness through the professionalism and originality of his shots.
Even if he had Robert Capa, Edward Steichen and Roy Stryker as mentors, Erwitt had his own style, which is at the same time intimate, ironic, surprising, sometimes cocky and gently irreverent, but always technically flawless. Even his most evocative shots, however, are linked to a particular moment, a place and time, to a spontaneous smile in front of a scene or to an atypical visual oxymoron ...

"A professional by trade and an amateur by vocation" who loves irony: sense of humour is something innate in a photographer.

Saturday, 18 April 2015 to Sunday, 30 August 2015
Lu.C.C.A. – Lucca Center of Contemporary Art

Phone (+39) 0583 492180