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The show

Palazzo Reale of Genoa, from June 14th to July 28th 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 neighborhood of Prè. Bergami's style is testimonial and factual, able to immediately return the impact of images. Metropolitan reportage author to tell Genoa and its history throughout the second half of the twentieth century.

The exhibition has been realized thanks to the recovery of some of the numerous prints kept in the archive of the famous Genoese photographer. Over 80 shots, organized in 15 panels, testify to the transformations that marked the urban fabric of the neighborhoods around the Royal Palace, changing the city's geography in an incontrovertible manner. The series of shots depicting the Royal Bridge, demolished for the construction of the elevated walkway in the early 1960s, is emblematic. Partially 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 to the art of Bergami that the city recognizes. From 10 June to 20 September 2019 it will be possible to visit at the Museo Biblioteca dell’Attore "the show of Giorgio Bergami, Luzzati & Co.", a photographic review focused on the close relationship built by the master with the exponents of the theater world.

And until July 28, 2019, at the University Library of Genoa, the exhibition “From Reconstruction to the Facts of June 1960. Bibliographic and photographic exhibition is open. Photographs by Giorgio Bergami" curated by Giovanni Anelli, a further opportunity to retrace pages of history in which the political and social dimensions are intertwined, in a framework made visible by the careful and sagacious look of the famous photographer.

Timetable and tickets


Via Balbi, 10
16126 Genova


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