The photographic exhibition “Immagini dal fronte” (Images from the Front) explore thesignificant moments of the Great War, and the everyday life in the battlefront, featuring awide selection of 120 photos from the Cesare Pozzo’s Library that have never beendisplayed before. Hosted in Milan at the Luciana Matalon Foundation in collaborationwith Cesare Pozzo Foundation , it will be open from May the 3rd to May the 29th 2022.
The exhibition is designed to give visitors an historic witness: the 120 selectedphotographs document a crucial historic moment, but also tell the origin of Italian photojournalism. Pictures are displayed in their original prints or as reproductions tohelp viewers to best capture every detail. Eleonora Belloni and Alessandra P. Giordano, the two curators, wanted to narrate the whole Great War and not only the conflict from the Italian point of view. In order to do sothey selected pictures from 1914 to 1918.
The displayed subjects can be divided into two main themes : the daily life at the frontand the war in the first line. Striking positions and resistance lines, prisoners, trenches,actions and awaiting moments, the destruction brought upon cities by the war. Everydaylife during those years is also represented with official visits and private moments such asgrooming or writing of letters.
A catalogue of the exhibition is available with critical texts by Stefano Maggi, EleonoraBelloni and Alessandra P. Giordano.