From 18 June to 2 October, Villa Bardini and Forte di Belvedere, two of the places with the most beautiful views over the city, will be hosting the exhibition Fotografe! Women Photographers: Alinari Archives to Contemporary Perspectives.
Fotografe!’s protagonists are all women photographers who have contributed to the history of photography since its beginnings to nowadays.
The various styles and themes, analogies and differences are all linked by a common subject, the photographic portrait, set in different periods, scenarios and social contexts.
The original prints featured in the exhibition all belong to important archives, like Florence’s Alinari Archive, contributing with a section dedicated to the Wulz sisters, from Trieste, and to Vietnamese Edith Arnaldi, futurist writer and artist commonly known by her pseudonym Rosa Rosà. Other archives featured in the show are Julia Margaret Cameron’s, Dorothea Lange’s, Margaret Bourke-White’s. Ten contemporary Italian women-photographers (Eleonora Agostini, Arianna Arcara, Federica Belli, Marina Caneve, Francesca Catastini, Myriam Meloni, Giulia Parlato, Roselena Ramistella, Sofia Uslenghi, Alba Zari), the generation born after 1980, will play counterpart.
The exhibition is going to be enriched also by dialogues with the artists and by guided tours and activities for families and children.
MUS.E and Fondazione Parchi Monumentali Bardini e Peyron collaborated to create this exhibition, which has been curated by Emanuela Sesti and Walter Guadagnini, and promoted by Fondazione Alinari per la Fotografia and Fondazione CR Firenze, in collaboration with the Municipality of Florence.