From November 16 2017 to February 18 2018, finally in Rome, in its sole Italian stop-over, the exhibition I Grandi Maestri. 100 Anni di fotografia Leica will take place at the Complesso del Vittoriano - Ala Brasini from November 16th 2017 to February 18th 2018.
I Grandi Maestri. 100 Anni di fotografia Leica investigates for the first time the great revolution in the world of photography, and vision altogether, made possible by Leica cameras since the Twenties of the past century to date. More than 350 original vintage prints by renowned photographers, along with historical documents from the Leica archive, videos about photographers (such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Garry Winogrand), vintage advertising posters, historical magazines and first editions of books accompany the visitor in a journey through time and history, to discover those revolutionary changes allowed by such a technological innovation as the "Ur-Leica". The first successful 35mm camera not only represented a radical change in the field of photography, but, along with the later-produced Leica models, triggered a significant metamorphosis in our perception of society and the surrounding world as well.
Photo after photo, in the exhibition reveals a large amount of images impressed in our memory which have been shot with a Leica, and how all these photographs thus constitute a wide kaleidoscope of the photographic trends and developments of the last ten decades...