"Photography", an exhibition at Carla Sozzani Gallery, Milan

Photos and Text by Costanza Gianquinto, guest editor from Milan, Italy

from 11th to 18th November 2012
Monday, 3.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10.30 am – 9.00 pm
Sunday 10.30 am – 7.30 pm
Where: Corso Como 10, Milan

“New Works 2012” brings together the work of seven of the most important photographers in the world.

Twenty five photographs that reveal the distinctive style of each one of these; from the iconic images of the American series of William Eggleston, to the intense images of Stephen Shore to the poetic and autobiographical portraits of Nan Goldin, to the realistic images of the every day of Martin Parr, to the dead nature of Terry Richardson, to the documentary styled images of Taryn Simon to the “fancuillesca” beauty of Ryan McGinley’s photography.

It is useless to say that the expectations were high among these seven great photographers.

“Too much hype for nothing” – I heard from a man standing close to me.
How to contradict him! It was quite peculiar to see that people’s attention was being directed to the books of the authors versus the images that were being exhibited.
Silent eyes & hands focused in flipping pages. One comment here and a sigh there.
Inevitable not to feel emotional especially by the great work of Terry Richardson about the recent loss of his mother.
Besides this personal thought, I truly believe in the talent of these seven photographers and extend an invitation, to those who have not had the chance, to go and experience their works. You are still on time until November 18.
Do You want some advice? After visiting the exhibition, the shop will be at your right side before the exit. I demand all of you not to escape or feel overwhelmed after seeing so many photography books together. There are things there that you cannot even imagine.

 

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