The exhibition Behind the Lens. Italian Photographers 1965-2018 offers a selection of photographs and photo books from the Donata Pizzi collection. The collection was created to promote the knowledge and study of the most original interpreters of the Italian photographic panorama from the mid-1960s to the present day.
Unique in Italy, the collection is composed of works by more than seventy authors from different generations and expressive spheres: pioneering works by Paola Agosti, Letizia Battaglia, Lisetta Carmi, Elisabetta Catalano, Carla Cerati, Paola Mattioli, Marialba Russo. to the latest experiments conducted between the 90’s and 2018 by Marina Ballo Charmet, Silvia Camporesi, Monica Carocci, Gea Casolaro, Martina Cirese, Paola Di Bello, Luisa Lambri, Raffaella Mariniello, Luana Wojazeck Perilli, Moira Ricci, Alessand Spranzi Sofia Uslenghi , Alba Zari and many others.
The work of many Italian photographers remains to be discovered, rediscovered and, above all, valued: the works in the Donata Pizzi collection bear witness to milestones in Italian photography of the last fifty years; Through the advance work of photographers of different generations, the conceptual, aesthetic and technological changes that have characterized photography in our country appear.
The centrality of the body and its transformations, the need to give voice to personal needs and to daily life and family, the relationship between private memory and collective memory are the key issues that emerge from the exhibition and connect images belonging to various decades and genres, from reportage photos to more experimental ones.
from the Donata Pizzi collection, exhibition curated by Alessandra Capodacqua
Museum of Santa Giulia,
from May 2nd to September 8th.