Chiaroscuro. An exhibition in Milan of the work of Romano Cagnoni, internationally renowned photographer. 150 images, from wars to scenes of joy.
Protagonist of many photographic campaigns on many fronts around the world, Romano Cagnoni has documented, through his works and his courage, his professional skill and artistic sensibilities, many of the conflicts of our time, from Vietnam to Chechnya. 150 b+w images, some never before published, demonstrate the existence of a “human race” and its universal dimension. The unifying, outstanding element of Cagnoni’s photography is always man, in a play of light and shadow, of shading, “the bright and dark patches of life”, where the photographer’s eye manages to penetrate and reveal a profound truth through a face, a situation, an encounter. But in his photographs he also approaches the themes of everyday life and art, immortalizing famous personalities and places.
Biafra, the Orient, Israel and Palestine, Romania and Yugoslavia, Chechnya, Personalities and personnel, The Human Sense: these are some of the chapters in this volume by a great photographer.
“The world in focus. Story of a photographer”, the volume features an introduction written by Romano Cagnoni, as well as biographical notes, a listing of exhibitions and a bibliography.