Ferdinando Scianna, Marpessa, Caltagirone, 1987
Tuesday 31 March 2015 ore 19:00 - ore 20:30

Lectio Magistralis on PhotographyFerdinando Scianna

MAXXI Auditorium – admittance free while places available

The Lectio Magistralis on Photography returns for the second consecutive year, an opportunity to meet the great protagonists of photography who, in dialogue with figures from the world of journalism, criticism and communications, recount their own artistic experience.

Ferdinando Scianna reflects on the Craft of the Photographer, reviewing the fundamental chapters of his career. From the 1960s in Sicily, the land of his birth, where he met and became good friends with Leonardo Sciascia, with whom he worked to produce a number of photographic books; to the 1970s in Paris, where he got to know Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the photographers who influenced his expressive idiom and who introduced him in 1982, the first Italian, to the Magnum agency of which he became a partner in 1989; through to the 1980s and his success in the field of advertising and fashion with, for example his contributions to the Dolce and Gabbana campaigns.

Denis Curti editor of the monthly Il Fotografo, artistic director of the Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice and the Festival di Fotografia in Capri

Tuesday 14 April | Guido Harari
Tuesday 21 April | Letizia Battaglia

Series of seminars promoted by AFIP – Italian Association of Professional Photographers and CNA Professioni, in collaboration with the Milan Triennale