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Southern Italy and its women shot by Ferdinando Scianna

Palazzo Aragonese in Otranto celebrates the Italian photographer Ferdinando Scianna with a monograph exhibition where the most charming side of Southern Italy and its women is highlighted.

Palazzo Aragonese in Otranto, Puglia, pays homage to charming Southern Italy, its atmosphere and beautiful women with an extraordinary exhibition which shows off some of the most impressive and famous shots by Italian photographer Ferdinando Scianna, best known for being one of the most illustrious and talented interpreters of the Southern Italian soul.

Southern Italy and its women: Ferdinando Scianna on exhibition in Otranto 1

Born in Sicily (Bagheria), Scianna has truly captured the soul of Southern Italy by catching its most hidden and charming sides, portraying its characters with a unique and extraordinary expressiveness.

Southern Italy and its women: Ferdinando Scianna on exhibition in Otranto 2

He collaborated with Henri Cartier-Bresson and André Pieyre de Mandiargues to the realization of Henri Cartier-Bresson: portraits and during the 80s he worked for the most illustrious fashion magazines also realizing some of the most memorable ADV campaigns for Dolce&Gabbana. In 2009 he published the photographic book Baaria Bagheria with fellow citizen and director Giuseppe Tornatore.

Southern Italy and its women: Ferdinando Scianna on exhibition in Otranto 4

Today visitors can admire Scianna’s works by visiting the exhibition “Il sud e le donne” (the South and its women) running from the 23th of June through the 30th September 2015 at Palazzo Aragonese in Otranto.

Southern Italy and its women: Ferdinando Scianna on exhibition in Otranto 5

From Puglia to Sicily, all the 30 photographs on display tell the story of an ancient and timeless Italy, focusing the attention on its characters and especially on the women who are described as beautiful and mysterious, such as Italian actress Monica Bellucci and Maria Grazia Cucinotta.

 

 

Soruce: Swide, by: Claudia Baroncelli