The Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice presents, from 11 March to 23 October 2022, the largest retrospective ever made so far, the first in Italy, dedicated to the Franco-Swiss photographer Sabine Weiss , who passed away at the age of 97 in her home in Paris on 28 December 2021, among the major representatives of French humanist photography together with Robert Doisneau, Willy Ronis, Edouard Boubat, Brassaï and Izis.
The exhibition "Sabine Weiss. The Poetry of the Moment" is the first and most important tribute to her career, with over 200 photographs. Curated by Virginie Chardin, the retrospective is promoted by the Venice Foundation, created by Marsilio Arte in collaboration with the Berggruen Institute, produced by the Sabine Weiss studio in Paris and by Laure Delloye-Augustins, with the support of Jeu de Paume and the International Festival Les Rencontres de la photographie d 'Arles.
The only post-war female photographer to have practiced this profession for so long and in all fields of photography - from reportage to artist portraits, from fashion to street shots with particular attention to children's faces, up to numerous trips around the world - Sabine Weiss , who was able to actively participate in the construction of this exhibition, had opened her personal archives, preserved in Paris, to tell, for the first time in a broad and structured way, her extraordinary story and her work.
The shots exhibited at the Tre Oci in the exhibition "Sabine Weiss. The Poetry of the Moment", among which several unpublished - such as the series dedicated to asylums, created during the winter of 1951-1952 in France in the Cher department, and partially remained unpublished to date.