Photography

Steve McCurry: le storie dietro le fotografie

Uno dei fotografi più importanti del secondo dopoguerra è sicuramente Steve McCurry, statunitense di Philadelphia. Ha viaggiato in lungo e in largo per il mondo, scattando istantanee memorabili, come la celebre “Ragazza afghana”, con il burqa arancione e gli occhi verdi penetranti, che raccontavano molto, forse troppo, di quella interminabile guerra. Steve McCurry è stato inviato dalla Magnum Photos, società per la quale lavora, non solo in Afghanistan, bensì anche in Turchia, Russia, Siria, Nepal, Thailandia e altri Paesi, ciascuno dei quali  con particolarità in termini di cultura e geografia fisica, che ha fotografato splendidamente. Il suo stile è molto semplice, non raffinato, non usa filtri: ogni cosa all’interno dell’istantanea deve essere la più naturale, o vicina alla rea...

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Photography

The Italian photographic and scientific project on melting glaciers

The project is called "On The Trail of the Glaciers". It has lasted for 10 years and it “represents the largest existing archive of comparative photography on the variations of glacial masses”. The creator is Fabiano Ventura, a landscape photographer specialized in environmental issues. With the help of a technical and creative staff, and the support of an international scientific committee, Ventura  decided to record the increasingly rapid melting of glaciers through photography,. Why? Because he wanted to educate the largest number of people on the importance of protecting the environment and therefore of moving towards a sustainable growth. Through field expeditions, they conducted new photoshoots during the exact same period and in the same observation point as those made...

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ArtsPhotography

The story of Steve McCurry’s iconic “Afghan girl”

Steve McCurry is the icon of contemporary photography. He was born in 1950 in Philadelphia, in the United States, where he began his studies as a filmmaker and discovered his passion for photography during his training. Compared to the film production, McCurry believes that photography is more spontaneous and more suited to his personality. Thus began his long journey made of places, people, cultures, stories and smiles.  His works are colour pictures, with very bright and strong colours, at times they seem to be in contrast with the pain expressed by some of the protagonists photographed. According to McCurry, the relationship with the subject of the photo is fundamental, there must be chemistry, an immediate link between the subj...

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