Leonard Freed. I love Italy
March 30, 2012
May 27, 2012
Photography / Film
"Io amo l'Italia!" (I love Italy!) was a phrase that the New York-based photographer liked to say after his first visit to our country in 1956. His was not a "canonical" interest: although he was a lover of art, landscapes, monuments and ruins, what most fascinated him was "Italian spirit", which he pursued with his camera from Little Italy, with street vendors, children's games and typical marriages, to the everyday life of his beloved Naples and Rome. The one hundred black and white prints - shown here for the first time – are carefully selected among the thousands of negatives that Freed took while travelling the peninsula until 2006 - the year of his death – and give a poetical account of the social, cultural and psychological features of the Italians.
Tuesday-Sunday: 10.00 am - 8.00 pm; December 24 and 31: 9.00 am - 2.00 pm (last admission 1 hour before closing time)
Closed Monday, December 25, January 1, May 1.
Adults € 4,00 Concessions € 3,00