I Grandi Maestri. 100 Anni di fotografia Leica
From November 16 2017 to February 18 2018


Finally in Rome, in its sole Italian stop-over, the exhibition I Grandi Maestri. 100 Anni di fotografia Leica will take place at the Complesso del Vittoriano - Ala Brasini from November 16th 2017 to February 18th 2018.
I Grandi Maestri. 100 Anni di fotografia Leica investigates for the first time the great revolution in the world of photography, and vision altogether, made possible by Leica cameras since the Twenties of the past century to date. More than 350 original vintage prints by renowned photographers, along with historical documents from the Leica archive, videos about photographers (such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Garry Winogrand), vintage advertising posters, historical magazines and first editions of books accompany the visitor in a journey through time and history, to discover those revolutionary changes allowed by such a technological innovation as the "Ur-Leica". The first successful 35mm camera not only represented a radical change in the field of photography, but, along with the later-produced Leica models, triggered a significant metamorphosis in our perception of society and the surrounding world as well.
Photo after photo, in the exhibition reveals a large amount of images impressed in our memory which have been shot with a Leica, and how all these photographs thus constitute a wide kaleidoscope of the photographic trends and developments of the last ten decades.
By crossing many different genres and traveling around the world, the exhibition offers the images of the greatest international performers that have made the Leica their preferred creative tool. From black and white photos by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sebastião Salgado, Elliott Erwitt and Gianni Berengo Gardin, to the color by William Eggleston, Fred Herzog and Joel Meyerowitz, the spectator will be able to admire the best of international photography with a privileged look upon Italy. Alongside Gianni Berengo Gardin's images, the Roman exhibition will also honor first-class Italian artists, such as Piergiorgio Branzi, Paolo Pellegrin, Valerio Bispuri and Lorenzo Castore.

The exhibition, under the aegis of the Istituto per la storia del Risorgimento italiano, is promoted by the Assessorato alla Crescita culturale – Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali di Roma Capitale, with the patronage of the Regione Lazio, produced and managed by Arthemisia and Contrasto and is curated by Hans-Michael Koetzle, one of the most renowned photography publicists and curators.


Monday to Thursday 9.30 am - 7.30 pm
Friday and Saturday 9.30 am - 10.00 pm
Sunday 9.30 am - 8.30 pm
(Last entry one hour before)

Full price € 12,00
Concession € 10,00
Group concession € 10,00
(booking required, min 15 max 25 people, obligatory microphone equipment)
Special concession € 8,00
Schools € 5,00
(booking required, min 15 max 25 people, obligatory microphone equipment)
Children concession € 5,00
(from 4 to 11 years)
Free admission
children under 4;
disabled carer;
teachers with school groups (2 per group);
1 for each adult group;
ICOM members (with ID);
complimentary coupon holders;
Arthemisia Group Vip Card holders;
signed journalist

(admission not included, booking required min 15 max 25 people, obligatory microphone equipment)
Guided tours for schools € 60,00
Guided tours for schools in foreign language € 70,00
Guided tours for groups € 80,00
Guided tours for groups in foreign language € 90,00

Groups € 30,00
Schools € 15,00

Groups and individuals € 1,50
Schools € 1,00


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