Palazzo Reale di Genova , from 14 June to 28 July 2019, hosts in the Sale della Corte, an exhibition dedicated to the photographs of Giorgio Bergami and, in particular, to some shots taken between the fifties and seventies focusing on the port area and the district of Pre. Bergami's style is testimonial and factual, capable of immediately restoring the impact of the images. Author of metropolitan reportage to tell Genoa and its history throughout the second half of the twentieth century.
The exhibition was created thanks to the recovery of some of the numerous prints preserved in the archive of the famous Genoese photographer. Over 80 shots , organized in 15 panels, testify to the transformations that have marked the urban fabric of the neighborhoods around the Royal Palace, changing the geography of the city in an incontrovertible way. The series of shots depicting the Royal Bridge, demolished for the construction of the Overpass at the beginning of the 1960s, is emblematic. Partly easily recognizable urban views, faces, expressions and activities of the past that were immortalized by the eye of the great Genoese photographer, in a succession of growing emotion and strong emotional involvement.
The Palazzo Reale exhibition is part of a moment of new attention for Bergami's art that the city recognizes. From 10 June to 20 September 2019 it will in fact be open to the public at the Museo Biblioteca dell'Attore "The show of Giorgio Bergami, Luzzati & Co.", a photographic exhibition focused on the close relationship built by the master with the exponents of the world of theater.
And until 28 July 2019, at the University Library of Genoa, the exhibition "From Reconstruction to the facts of June 1960. Bibliographic and photographic exhibition. Photographs by Giorgio Bergami" curated by Giovanni Anelli is open, a further opportunity to retrace pages of history in which the political and social dimensions are intertwined, in a picture made visible by the attentive and shrewd gaze of the famous photographer.