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Mario Giacomelli (1925-2000 Senigallia) was an Italian photographer and photo-journalist. His inimitable revolutionary photographic language was born in the 1950s, this way of shooting in Italy, where the neo realistic composition was considered the most polite,  was literally unsettling. It is a photograph full of life, Giacomelli loves "contradictions and smudges”. A photograph that is neither objective or subjective that clings, as never before, to the concreteness of the world, returned truer than reality.

Some of the past expositions:  

  • (2015) Museo di Belle Arti, Boston

  • (2015) Palazzo della Ragione, Milano 

  • (2013) Centro Pompidou, Metz 

  •  (2010) MOPS Il Museo della Fotografia, Seoul 

Permanently collected at:  

  • Castello di Rivoli, Torino

  • Museo di Brooklyn, New York

  • Museum of Modern Art, New York

  • Istituto d'Arte di Chicago

  • Museo di arte moderna di San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

  • Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Parigi

  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Londra

 "I have no hands to caress my face"

 29 x 39 cm,  c-print

MarioGiacomelli_woolbridge gallery
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