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Steve McCurry alla Reggia di Venaria

Magnum photographer Steve McCurry is a critically acclaimed photographer and recognized internationally for his classic reportage; over the last 20 years he has worked for the National Geographic and other publications on numerous assignments: along the Afghan border, in Baghdad, Beirut and the Sahel.
The exhibition “The World of Steve McCurry”, hosted in the grandiose Citroniera of the Juvarra Stables at the Venaria Reale estate from 01/04/2016 to 16/10/2016 is the largest and most comprehensive that Civita and SudEst57 have devoted since 2009 to the great American photographer. Is consists of around 250 of his famous photos that span thirty years, but also some of his new works.

The room of the exhibition was bare, without any furniture and with the photos attached to the metal wires and hanging by the ceiling. This made the visitor focus his attention only on the photos, not a difficult thing to do because the fascinating images were mesmerizing and captivated the eye of the watcher immediately. In the morning there weren’t many people but after not so long the room just filled up: they were everywhere and kept coming. The fact that they had to stand for almost two hours, the amount of time needed to really enjoy all the exhibition, didn’t seem to scare them. Needless to say thet the photos were extraordinary, every one of them was a gateway to a complex universe of experiences and emotions and made the visitor forget everything around him and connect with the people, that seemed almost to pop out from the portraits. Despite this, there is still a blemish on the exhibition: the lack of information about the photos. Only year and place were listed and the headsets offered information about a limited amount of photos.
Beside this, the exhibition was a total success and attracted the youngest ones as the elderly and even a lot of tourists from all over the world.

Samira Hamciuc

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