Gallery of Modern Art of Palermo (Sicily)
180 shots of Ferdinando Scianna. A journey between narrative and memory. The Sicilian photographer Ferdinando Scianna (Bagheria, 4 July 1943 ), only 21 years ago publishes the book "Religious festivals in Palermo" with the texts of the well-known writer Leonardo Sciascia, with whom he won the Nadar prize.
Moved to Milan, in 1967 the beginning of the career of photojournalist collaborating with the weekly the European, but is in Paris that consolidates his career: introduced by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ferdinando Scianna with his style is the first Italian photographer to make Part 1982 of the International Photographic Agency Magnum: the Temple of photography. Scianna becomes famous for the singular images created for the Dolce & Gabbana fashion campaigns, collaborating later with magazine such as Vogue America and French Vogue.
In the following years, he returned to face the religious themes by publishing "Journey to Lourdes"; It publishes the portraits of the well-known Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges; With the release of the book "Those of Bagheria" reconstructs the setting of individual and collective memory and, finally, with the fellow citizen Giuseppe Tornatore, on the occasion of his film Baarìa, publishes the photographic book "Baaria Bagheria".