“What drove and kept me going over the decades? What was the motive force? If I had to use a single word, it would be curiosity“. Eve Arnold
Just how curious she was is evident in the timeline of the projects she undertook in her long career. It takes up one whole wall and makes for an illuminating read, not just because of the longevity of her career – from the late 1940s to the 90s – but for the range of subjects she tackled.
She’s been documentary and portrait painters, her name is linked to the portraits of high society and Hollywood stars such as Marilyn Monroe as well as presidents and activists such as Malcolm X, who personally chose her to document his battle for civil rights.
Famous are his reporting in remote regions of the planet commissioned by “Life”, the “Sunday Times” and the most prestigious magazines of the period.
The 83 photographs in the exhibition, in black and white and color, are taken from her most important and significant works as a photographer from 1950 to 1984 and are divided in 12 sections:
“Fashion Show in Harlem,” “Malcolm X,” “Voodoo Rituals to Haiti “,” The important first 5 minutes of a newborn baby “,” Marlene Dietrich “,” Marilyn Monroe “,” Joan Crawford “,”Celebrities”, “Afghanistan”, “Behind the Veil”, “China” and “India.”
The exhibition is accompanied by a book containing the selection of photographs of the exhibition, a contribution from the journalist and photography critic Angela Madesani and from the famous writer Simonetta Agnello Hornby.
Adults: 8 € (included audio guide).
Reduced: 5 € (from 15 to 18 years old, groups and other conventions – included audio guide)
Free: kids under 14; disabled people;