Thursday 30 March 2017, 18:00 - 19:30

Letizia Battaglia. From photojournalism to art photography

MAXXI Auditorium – entrance fee: 5 €
free entrance for holders of the myMAXXI card (with the possibility to reserve a seat for the first 10 people who send an email to mymaxxi@fondazionemaxxi.it before the day prior to the event, until full capacity is reached)

An event to reflect upon the evolution of photography, from being a fundamental part of newspapers to becoming a form of art in its own right

Letizia Battaglia’s graphic, authentic photos were originally intended for journalistic and social criticism purposes, but they became fully-fledged pieces of art. Her experience is a good starting point for reflecting upon the evolution of photography.

Introduced by
Margherita Guccione Director of MAXXI Architettura
Bartolomeo Pietromarchi Director of MAXXI Arte

Speakers
Letizia Battaglia photographer
Tobia Bezzola Director of the Folkwang Museums, Essen
Shoair Mavlian curator of the Tate Modern, Londra

Moderator
Paolo Falcone co-curator of the Letizia Battaglia. Just For Passion exhibit