The amazons of photography from the collection of Mario Trevisan

Julia M. Cameron, Le amazzoni della fotografia dalla collezione di Mario Trevisan, Palazzo Fortuny, Venezia


From 08 Marzo 2014 to 14 Luglio 2014


Place: Fortuny Palace

Address: San Marco 3958

Times: from 10 am to 18 pm; closed on Tuesday and 1st of May

Responsibles: Italo Zannier

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If there’s one cultural sector in which women excel in subject, compared to the traditional male approach, it’s in photography, which this year celebrates the 175 th fruitful anniversary of Daguerre’s “marvellous” invention. Among the greatest figures in the history of photography are such artists as Julia Margaret Cameron from the 1870s, Margaret Bourke-White, Lisette Model, Diane Arbus and Vanessa Beecroft, plus a hundred more; they are the stars of our time, amazons on the path of avant-garde images and sensitive witnesses of life in the world. Moreover, photography has liberated some difficult manual aspects for a long time considered the prerogative of men, offering itself above all as an abstract, conceptual, poetic language, as Italo Zannier writes in the exhibition catalogue. The exhibition presents a significant anthology of original photographs, produced by some of the leading and most famous women photographers of the 19th and 20th centuries, offering a historic and linguistic overview of the medium. It has been made possible thanks to the cultivated eye of a Venetian collector who has loaned the works for display in the Fortuny, which itself opened in the 1970s with exhibitions dedicated to photography, some of which of memorable international importance.