Expo & photography
EN – The subject of nutrition, the main theme of the EXPO 2015 identifies a global photography, an overview of everything ‘that relate to food and culture of the peoples of the world, a photography very varied as surprising, and an opportunity to learn about diversity tastes and techniques of food often so ‘different but sometimes surprisingly close. But beyond the aesthetic curiosity and food comes a feeling far more ‘extreme fear and which addressed the protection and safety of the environment and the availability of food for all the inhabitants of the globe. And it is for this reason that during EXPO 2015 through the art of photography, that among the proposals of the visitor experience, it is the media that best represents the vision and purpose of the Exhibition as fixed and stores the various aspects of the anthropological reports, but not only tihis, an accurate and detailed aspect of the nature with the art of photography. Are many and various the events dedicated to photography Area of Expo 2015 theme “Arts & Foods from Triennale di Milano until you get to numerous festivals and initiatives both Italian and European, coordinated by actually very important to the world of photography such as Magnum Photos and contrast, proud and pleased to bring the big picture in Expo Milano 2015. The collaboration of the two companies, which started from the beginning of 2014 and carried forward with great enthusiasm, gave life and shape to a major project with the artistic contribution of important contemporary photographers, who in a unique way are committed to produce images on a variety of topics cultural themes outlining the anthropological particularities. Made around the world, from oceanic islands to Asia, Africa, Europe, with the hard work of photographers such as committed, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Irene Kung, Joel Meyerowitz, Martin Parr, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Ferdinando Scianna, George Steinmetz, and Alex Webb, become an opportunity to put the center of the event the great art photography, com is in the best tradition of Magnum Photos. The photo exhibitions theme is based on nine authors of contemporary photography. Subjects food target of the event: Cocoa, Coffee, Cereals-tubers, Fruit – Edible oceanic islands, Biomediterraneo, Rice, Spices, Drylands, each subject will be given a photo exhibition that guides you to the knowledge of the techniques of cultivation and the work of man, techniques that allow it to produce the food necessary for nutrition and life. Topics:Rice. Rice lands: the Po Valley and other plantations of rice immortalized by shots of Italian Gianni Berengo Gardin, international master of photography, which has been investigating for years the cultivation and harvesting of rice, from the valleys of Piedmont and Lombardy to China and France.Fruits – Vegetables – The garden of wonders: the Swiss Irene Kung through his artistic photographs show the extraordinary beauty of the fruit trees and vegetables.Cereals – Tubers: the variety of different species of bread in the world immortalized by American Joel Meyerowitz with installations made specifically.
Cocoa. Chocolate: chocolate produced, consumed and sold throughout the world through the eyes of English Martin Parr, President of Magnum, which in the course of his travels, he witnessed the consumption and the variety under which the cocoa through life all the inhabitants of the planet.
Coffee: the great Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, has worked over the past decade photographing the cultivation, harvesting, drying, sorting and transport of coffee, in countries around the world, with a lyric and epic tale of men and Women who produce it.
Pacific Islands: The primeval nature, exoticism. The carnality of Nature seen by the American Alessandra Sanguinetti of Magnum that show the lives of families in the oceanic islands, with three different stories made in the Oceans Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean.
Biomediterraneo: the culture, the history, the landscape illustrated through photographs of Ferdinand Scianna, Italian photographer of Magnum that the story of the Mediterranean has been the subject of artistic research of his life, starting with his Sicilian roots and exploring other countries document the culture, life and rituals that accompany it.
Zone Aride– Floating over the deserts: the American George Steinmetz, will show the Dry Areas of the world from above, through its special purpose-built glider, with the magnificent view of these areas in many cases adapted to fertility and crop products agricultural.
Spices. The Spice Route: American Alex Webb, a member of Magnum and dreamy interpreter of travel photography and one of the most prominent authors of the National Geographic, will tell the great variety saddles spices through a route that will take him to retrace the ancient Via Spice and Asian markets.
Cereali – Tuberi: la varietà delle diverse specie di Pane del mondo immortalate dall’americano Joel Meyerowitz con delle installazioni prodotte appositamente.
Caffè: il grande fotografo brasiliano Sebastião Salgado, ha lavorato negli ultimi dieci anni fotografando la coltivazione, la raccolta, l’essiccamento, la selezione e il trasporto del caffè, in vari paesi del mondo, con un racconto lirico ed epico degli uomini e delle donne che lo producono.
Biomediterraneo: la cultura, la storia, il paesaggio illustrati attraverso le fotografie di Ferdinando Scianna, fotografo italiano di Magnum che del racconto del Mediterraneo ha fatto oggetto della ricerca artistica di tutta la sua vita, a partire dalle sue origini siciliane ed esplorando altri paesi per documentare la cultura, la vita e i riti che la accompagnano.
Spezie. La Via delle Spezie: l’americano Alex Webb, membro di Magnum e sognante interprete della fotografia di viaggio e uno degli autori più in vista del National Geographic, racconterà la grande varietà selle spezie attraverso un itinerario che lo porterà a ripercorrere l’antica Via delle Spezie e i mercati dell’Asia.