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Ferdinando Scianna Photo Exhibit

for Dolce & Gabbana - 1987Maison Européenne de la Photographie presents a retrospective of Italian photographer Ferdinando Scianna for the first time in France. The exhibition gathers a selection of one hundred twenty photographs taken over a period of 60 years. Many of them have the subjects of numerous books such as Feste Religiose in Sicilia, Marpessa or Mondo Bambino.

Ferdinando Scianna started taking photographs in the 1960s while studying literature, philosophy and art history at the University of Palermo. It was then that he began to photograph the Sicilian people systematically. Feste Religiose in Sicilia (1965) included an essay by the Sicilian writer Leonardo Sciascia, and it was the first of many collaborations with famous writers.

Scianna moved to Milan in 1966. The following year he started working for the weekly magazine L'Europeo, first as a photographer, then from 1973 as a journalist. He also wrote on politics for Le Monde Diplomatique and on literature and photography for La Quinzaine Littéraire. Approached by Dolce and Gabbana while still unknown, he started with fashion photography in 1987.


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Maison Européenne de la Photographie              Visualize on Google Maps
5/7 rue de Fourcy
Paris, 75004

Phone: +33 1 44 78 75 00

June 24 - October 11, 2009

Wednesday to Sunday: 11am - 7:45pm
Closed Monday, Tuesday and holidays

Metro: St Paul or Pont Marie

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