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Master Photographers by Michael Somoroff at F4, Treviso


Villa Brandolini, Pieve di Soligo
Fondazione Francesco Fabbri – Treviso, Italy

June 15 – August 24, 2014

For its second edition, the F4, the annual festival of modern and contemporary photography’s presents Michael Somoroff‘s powerful and intimate portraits of the some of the greatest photographers of the 20th century.

From 1977 to 1983, Michael Somoroff, then a gifted young New York photographer in his twenties had the privilege of photographing illustrious artists who played a dominant role in shaping the medium during the climax of analog image making, including Brassaï, Elliot Erwitt, André Kertész, Duane Michals, Helmut Newton, and Jacques Henri Lartique. He was first introduced to many of these icons through his father, Ben Somoroff, who studied under Alexey Brodovitch, and was a famous still life photographer. These portraits were originally created as a kind of visual journal, a tribute to the modern masters of the medium by a young photographer. Intensely personal, the images were never intended for publication and were forgotten for many years. Thirty-five years later, this historic body of work is finally shown and published: A Moment. Master Photographers: Portraits by Michael Somoroff (Damiani, 2012).

Villa Brandolini
Piazza Liberta’, 7, 31053 Pieve di Soligo – Treviso, Italy
June 15- August 24, 2014
Opening hours:
Friday 4pm-8pm; Saturday and Sunday 10:30am-12:30pm and 4pm-8pm
Admission: Adults € 5,00. Reduced € 3.00
More information: www.fondazionefrancescofabbri.it

Images captions:
Left: Arnold Newman, New York City, 1979 © Michael Somoroff
Right: Duane Michals, New York City, 1980 © Michael Somoroff

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