Franco Fontana “Route 66”

Saturday 12 September - 10:00
Exibitions - A pagamento
Reggia di Colorno - Province of Parma
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Location: Indoor
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Una produzione di: Associazione ColornoPhotoLife
Route 66 runs through the United States from east to west, from Chicago to Los Angeles: 2,248 miles stretching through eight states (Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California). Inaugurated in 1926, at the height of the car’s diffusion, and totally abandoned in 1984, Route 66 embodies the deepest spirit of America, striving to discover the "new frontier" and, through the journey, of its own interiority. It is not by chance that it was immortalized by great photographers, such as Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans, up to Wim Wenders; it is the stage in which a line of American literature is staged, from John Steinbeck’s Furore, with the film that was made of it by John Ford, a On the Road by Jack Kerouac; is the subject of songs by Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and some of the music tracks of a cult movie, Easy Rider. The 70 photographs that Franco Fontana took more than twenty years ago (exhibited at Palazzo Magnani in Reggio Emilia in 2002) give us the very idea of American space, and the myth that came to life in service stations, in villages now ghost, in discarded advertising signs and water tanks. Born in Modena in 1933, Franco Fontana is undoubtedly one of the most respected Italian photographers internationally. Considered a "master of color", during his long career he has proved to be a very eclectic photographer: never fossilized on a genre in particular, he has ventured with the landscape, with the nude, with reportage, with fine art photography and with polaroids, without disdaining advertising, fashion or other commercial works. His works have been published on over 40 photographic books and have been the subject of hundreds of exhibitions in Italy and abroad, from the Moma in New York to the Musée d'Art Moderne in Paris, at the Australian National Gallery in Melbourne. He has collaborated with major world newspapers (from Vogue to Time to Frankfurter Allgemeine, to name a few), has held workshops and conferences around the world and is artistic director of several national photo festivals.
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