Gianni Berengo Gardin is back in Rome with an exhibition that showcases his long career in photography, a long journey in images along the professional story of
a witness of his time, as he described himself in an interview with “Italian Ways” a few years ago.
The retrospective, “True Photography. Reportage, images, encounters”, is organized by the Azienda Speciale Palaexpo in collaboration with Contrasto and Forma per la Fotografia Foundation. It is open until next August 28th, 2016, at Rome’s Palazzo delle Esposizioni, and extensively documents numerous reportages by Berengo Gardin, with more and less famous images – and even a few which have never been shown before.
Berengo Gardin, born in Liguria in 1930, is one of the most famous Italian photographers in the world. He started shooting photos with his loyal Leica in 1954, and never quit. Now, after sixty years of work, he has 250 published books, some 200 solo exhibitions and an archive of over a million and a half negatives (
only negatives can make up a real archive, he told us in that interview, explaining why he was never enamored with digital photography).
An extraordinary journey in black and white, across the past sixty years of Italian history, guided by a truly great
witness of his time.