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100 years of Photography Leica for the first time in Rome

Finally in Rome, in its sole Italian stop-over, the exhibition I Grandi Maestri. 100 Anni di fotografia Leica takes place at the Complesso del Vittoriano - Ala Brasini until 18 February 2018.

The exhibition, under the aegis of the Istituto per la storia del Risorgimento italiano, is promoted by the Assessorato alla Crescita culturale – Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali di Roma Capitale, with the patronage of the Regione Lazio, produced and managed by Arthemisia and Contrasto and is curated by Hans-Michael Koetzle, one of the most renowned photography reviewer.

Leica, a revolutionary and flexible device that, from 1920 to today, has greatly changed the way people perceive and photograph.

More than 350 original vintage printsby renowned photographers, along with historical documents from the Leica archive, videos about photographers (such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Alberto Korda and Garry Winogrand), vintage advertising posters, historical magazines and first editions of books accompany the visitor in a journey through time and history, to discover those revolutionary changes allowed by such a technological innovation as the "Ur-Leica"

The exhibition is a journey through time and history, to celebrate what the "lillipuziana", like its inventor Oskar Barnack called the Leica, the first compact machine with 35 mm film built in 1914 and launched on the market in 1925. There was not one Leica photographer who did not have a special attachment to his camera. First of all Henri Cartier - who has never managed to escape from Leica, so much to say: "The other cameras I tried have always convinced me to come back to her ... As long as I do this job, this is my camera”.

The exhibition offers 16 sections where you can admire original Leica models, vintage advertising posters, historical magazines, first editions of books, all documenting the use for art, fashion, author, reportage, photojournalism, in various countries of the world to discover how most of the images imprinted in our memory have been taken just and only with a Leica.

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