Composite portraits from the Olympus of photography

Francis Giacobetti, DALAI LAMA - IRIS | © Francis Giacobetti

From Nelson Mandela to the Dalai Lama, from Aung San Suu Kyi to Stephen Hawking, from Mikhail Gorbačëv to Barack Obama, Buzz Aldrin, Luciano Pavarotti, Rita Levi Montalcini and many others, there are over 100 protagonists of the composite portraits in which the black and white shots and the colored irises of the most "visionary" characters of the 20th century are immortalized by Francis Giacobetti. Defined by the great French photographer himself as contemporary Universal Treasures, artists, scientists, dancers, rulers, physicists, prime ministers, peace workers, the men and women met over the years by Giacobetti - born in Marsigia in 1939 - embody the personalities who with their ideas, professionalism, discoveries, ideals and values have inspired Our Era. The exhibition, hosted in the renovated spaces on the second floor of the Procuratie Vecchie in Piazza San Marco, is divided into 15 sections distributed over almost 1000 square meters and is made up of enormous format images accompanied by captions and quotes that illustrate the life and impact that each person portrayed has had on the daily lives of each of us. Thanks to his investigations and experimental techniques, Francis Giacobetti wants to explore, through the eyes of those who have realized their own vision, the depth of the world of every great "visionary", involving the spectator in a flow of reflections and meditations which can be accessed above all thanks to the eyes, which have always been considered the windows of the soul.

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