The new exhibition Children by the famous American photographer Steve McCurry opens at the Museo degli Innocenti in Florence from 19 May to 8 October. The photographs by the best-loved photographer of all time, taken over almost fifty years, portray children from every corner of the world in scenes of everyday life.
A tribute to an extraordinary period of life, a gallery of astonishing portraits that tells the story of childhood in all its facets with a characteristic common to all, the gaze of innocence, and that is realised in the very place that symbolises childhood, the Istituto degli Innocenti in Florence, which has been uninterruptedly promoting and protecting children's rights for over 600 years.
An extraordinary series of portraits unfolds between images of war and poetry, suffering and joy, wonder and irony. The visitor will ideally follow McCurry on his travels through India, Burma, Japan, Africa to Brazil, coming into contact with the most distant ethnic groups through the most disparate social conditions, highlighting a human condition made up of universal sentiments and gazes whose pride affirms the same dignity.