From 12 September 2012 to 20 January 2013 the Museo di Roma in Trastevere hosts the exhibition: “Mario Giacomelli. Photographs from the archive of Luigi Crocenzi “, 90 photographs, letters and documents of one of the most important Italian photographers of the twentieth-century.
The first step of the exhibition shows photographs of the ´50s, including the famous series ”Scanno”, a village in central Italy, where Giacomelli produced such masterpieces as “Scanno Boy”. John Szarkowsky, the curator of the MoMA in New York acquired the series Scanno for the Museum in 1963 giving him a huge reputation in Italy and abroad.
Other importants series of this period are works are “Prime photographs, Naked, Ocean, the landscapes, Puglia, People of the field and Lourdes (1957). After this section you can find the series Slaughterhouse (1961), I have no hands I caress your face (1962-63), A Silvia (1964) The Good Earth (1964-65), Death will come and will have your eyes, Reason suggested cut shaft (1967-69), Caroline Branson (71-73).
Mario Giacomelli (Senigallia, 1925 – 2000) escapes any definition, and throughout his life he continued to call himself a typographer. At the age of 9 years he began to paint and write poetry and at thirteen began to work as a typosetter in the region of Marche, where he worked throughout his life becoming the owner later on. After World War II his interest in photography grew. His photography can be defined it´s focused on contrasts, and signs related to the emotional aspects of real life.
Once you’re there you can visit another exhibition: “L´Aquila”, photographs that another important italian photographer Gianni Berengo Gardin took from 1995 to 2011, very touching images of places and people portrayed before and after the earthquake in the region of Abruzzo. The Museo di Roma in Trastevere has a permanent collection that shows the aspects of life in Rome during the end of the eighteenth and the nineteenth centuries. The Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 8pm the ticket price it´s € 6,50 and it´s located in the neighbourhood of Trastevere, an exting mix of old and new, full of a restaurants, cafes, and great shops.
You now only need to find great places to stay in Rome and not only check out this exhibiton, but also the splendor the eternal city has to offer.