Robert Capas photographic exhibition in Verona: the most important events of the 20th century in black and white
From 25 March 2012 to 16 September 2012
Considered one of the most important photographic events in 2012, the Verona exhibition presents some of the crucial moments of the history of the past century, documented by Robert Capa during his many trips. 98 photos, in black and white, depicting great history moments that Robert Capa had directly taken part in to document the unfolding events and the associated emotions. The exhibition starts with the photos taken by Robert Capa in 1932 during the Leon Trotsky conference in Copenhagen, when for the first time the violence of Stalin regime was exposed. Robert Capas photos in the exhibition continue with a depiction of the Paris riots, which broke out during the elections of the Popular Front, and also the Spanish civil war, the Japanese invasion of China and the Second World War, which Robert Capa followed on different fronts to documented it in his photos until the D-Day landings and the liberation of Paris. The exhibition in Verona also shows the photos taken in the Soviet Union in 1947, as well as the founding of Israel and his last photos taken in Indochina, where Robert Capa had travelled to document the independence war and where he was killed on 25th May, 1954. The exhibition in Verona also contains a display of photos showing some of Robert Capas friends, such as Hemingway, Faulkner, Matisse and Picasso.Born in Budapest in 1913, Robert Capa (born Endre Friedman) started working as a photographer in Berlin, and soon got in contact with an important photographic agency.With the rise of Hitler Robert Capa left Berlin and followed his restless soul across Europe until the start of World War II when he decided to move to New York and started working for Life.
Tireless and with an out of the ordinary bravery, he soon went back to Europe to follow World War II and take pictures on different fronts, including the D-Day landing in Normandy.His love story with Ingrid Bergman, the American citizenship and the founding of the renowned Magnum agency occur in the following years, but soon Robert Capa went back to taking pictures around the world until his tragic death in Indochina. Robert Capas incredible life, daring and constantly on the move, is described in this unmissable photographic exhibition in Verona. Robert Capa lived his life to the full and out of the norm. Through his photos one can see the main traits of his personality: great talent, disdain of techniques, bravery, faultless instinct and a high sense of compassion. Robert Capa knew what to look for and how to capture that with his photos. Movement, happiness, discouragement and thoughts: Robert Capas photos contain authentic emotions, now transferred to those who admire themRobert Capa is the symbol of all those photographers who have risked their life for passions: his fascinating photos make this event in Verona truly unmissable.
Times - Tuesdays-Sundays:10am-7pm (ticket office closes at 6.30pm)-- Thursdays open until 10pm (ticket office closes at 9.30pm)-- Open on: 25 April, 1 May, 2 June, 15 August Tickets-Adults 5-Concessions 3-Schools and under 14 years 1Every Thursdays (6.30pm) and Sundays (11am) guided visit included in entry ticket
Period: From 25 March 2012 to 16 September 2012
Event location: Photography International Centre Scavi Scaligeri - Courtyard of the Tribunal, Verona
Contacts: web: http://www.comune.verona.it/scaviscaligeri/