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Photographic exposition of Steve McCurry

Civic Museum San Domenico - Piazza Guido da Montefeltro, 12

Forlì (FC)

From the 21st of September to the 6th of January, the civic museum San Domenico hosts the exhibition "Food" by the American photographer Steve McCurry: an original exposition at a worldwide level with pictures that have never be seen or printed.

The scenic project of the exposition, created by Peter Bottazzi, is structured in five sections that follow the life cycle of food.

The pictures, taken by McCurry between Latin America, Asia and Europe during his lifetime career, are accompanied by scenic structures and by videos that make the tour an immersive experience from a physical and emotive point of view.

After the first section that stands as an intro for the life cycle of food, the second one shows bread as a staple food, a universal language. The third section is dedicated to the production of food, and so to the work in fields, groves and sea. The fourth is focused on the transformation of food, while the fifth is dedicated to the cohesion generated by food, to the people who gather together to eat it, to fill themselves, to not waste it, to the central value of food in life.

Date: the event will be held from Sep 21, 2019 to Jan 06, 2020

Event timetable: From Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30 am to 7.00 pm. The ticket office closes one hour earlier. Closed on Monday and the 25th of December, except for the 6th of January. Special openings: 24 and 31 December from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm. On 1st January 2020 from 2.30 pm to 7.00 pm. On 26th December from 9.30 am to 7.00 pm.


For more than 30 years, Steve McCurry is
considered one of the most influential modern photographers. Born in Philadelphia in 1950, he worked for Magnum Agency travelling through the continents and appearing in the headlines in such publications such New York Times, Time and National Geographic.
His pictures tell of fights, disappearing cultures, old traditions and contemporary uses, keeping the human figure at the focus, evaluated through the faces. McCurry is universally known as “the photographer of Sharbat Gula”, the Afghan girl portrayed in a refugee camp in Peshawar, Pakistan: during the June of 1985 the picture was chosen as the cover of National Geographic, becoming an icon of the wars. McCurry has been awarded with many photography awards, such as Robert Capa Gold Medal, the National Press Photographers Association prize and four World Press Photo prizes. The French minister of Culture entitled him Knight of the Arts and Literature Order, while the Royal Photographic Society of London gave him the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.
The pictures of McCury figure in museums like the International Center of Photography in New York, the Tokyo Museum of Modern Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
McCurry published many books, like The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), and India (2015).

Entrance: entry fee

Full fee: 12.00€; Integrated ticket: 14.00€ valid both for the exposition and for the city museums (Art Gallery and Palazzo Romagnoli)

Reduced fee: 10.00€ for groups with more than 15 people (max 25), under 18s and over 65s, owners of special agreements, university students with badge; Integrated ticket: 12.00€ valid both for the exposition and for the city museums (Art Gallery and Palazzo Romagnoli)

Free entry: kids up to age 6, a guide for each group, disabled people with escort, two guides per school group, journalists with badge, tourist guides with badge

Tickets are also available on Ticketone.

Information and Booking Centre

IAT Forlì Municipality
Piazzetta della Misura, 5 - 47121 Forlì - Phone: ++39 0543 712435 - Fax: ++39 0543 712450
Weekday timetable:

Monday,Tuesday,Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8.30-13 and 15-18.30; Wednesday 8.30-13.From June to September, from Monday to Saturday 8.30-13 and 16-19; Wednesday 8.30-13. From 6th to 25th Septermber, from Monday to Saturday 8.30-13, Tuesday,Thursday,16-19

Weekend timetable:

open 9.30 - 12.30. In August the office is closed
McCurry photo exhibition information
Press Office by Manfredi Liparota ++39.347.5027432 - Phone: ++39.347.5027432
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By Turismo Forlivese editorial staff (Sep 01, 2019)

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