“To photograph: it is to put on the same line…
Rome is no doubt the “Eternal City”, but certainly less eternal are the monuments which embellished her through the centuries. A photographic exhibit until 30 January 2015 shows the deep changes (inevitably disruptive) occurred in the urban asset from the time of the country unification (1861) to the years soon after the I World War.
Giovanni Gargiolli’s pictures not only record Rome, rather the status of whole Italy’s landscapes and archaeological heritage in a time when preservation of monuments was still far from national politics and huge urban tranformations were just beginning to give the country the shape we all see today. Gargiolli, who was expert in physics and optics, was a pioneer of documentary photography in Italy.
Where: Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione, via di San Michele 18 (Trastevere area)
When: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm. Special opening on 7 December!
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