Photography exhibition Icons by Steve McCurry in Florence

From 13 June to 13 September 2018 Villa Bardini in Florence will host the Steve McCurry photographic exhibition entitled Icons. It is an exhibition that collects in more than 100 shots the whole and perhaps the best of its vast production, to offer visitors a symbolic journey in the complex universe of experiences and emotions that characterize his images.

Starting from his travels in India and then to Afghanistan, from where he came Sharbat Gula, the girl who he photographed in the Peshawar refugee camp in Pakistan and who has become an absolute icon of world photography.

With his photos, Steve McCurry puts us in contact with the most distant ethnic groups and with the most disparate social conditions, highlighting a human condition made up of universal feelings and gazes whose pride affirms the same dignity. Looking at his photos it is possible to cross the borders and get to know closely a world that is destined to great changes. In fact, the exhibition begins with an extraordinary series of portraits and it develops among images of war and poetry, of suffering and joy, of amazement and irony.

Steve McCurry in Florence

Steve McCurry is one of the greatest masters of contemporary photography, active for almost forty years and a point of reference for a large audience that in his photographs recognizes a way of looking at our time. His mastery in the use of colour, the empathy and humanity of his photos ensure that his images are unforgettable. He has obtained covers of books and magazines, he has published several books and many are his exhibitions open all over the world. Do not miss the next exhibition in Florence dedicated to this great artist.
The exhibition at Villa Bardini on the Costa San Giorgio 2 in Florence is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 7 pm; last admission at 6 pm.

Exhibition at Villa Bardini in Florence

The splendid panoramic position on Florence earned it the name of “Villa Belvedere”: Villa Bardini recalls the “Casini di Delizia” widespread in Florence between the end of the 16th century and the first half of the 17th century, born for rest and recreation and surrounded by agricultural crops with not only productive, but also ornamental purposes. Today Villa Bardini, in addition to maintaining a unique view of the city, has become an exhibition centre, a location for events, but above all a place full of history, art and culture still available to the city and tourists. After being left to itself for many years, the Villa has been completely renovated by the Bardini and Peyron Monumental Parks Foundation and reopened to the public in 2006, with new spaces for events and exhibitions. Thus, Villa Bardini returns to being a place of art and culture, and to host events and works by great national and international artists.

Villa Bardini is one of the many wonderful places of art and culture not to be missed during your next stay in Florence at the Bed and Breakfast Palazzo Ruspoli.

Steve McCurry Icons Florence

23 May 2018