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The Colors of Italy

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2011 by stevemccurry

My exhibition in Rome at the Museum of Contemporary Art opened December 3, 2011 and will run through April 29, 2012.
As part of the exhibition planning I spent several months photographing locations all over Italy.
Here are a few of those pictures.

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Venice, Italy 

 
A man who has not been to Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority.
 –  Samuel Johnson
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You may have the universe if I may have Italy.
-  Giuseppe Verdi 

 

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Rome, Italy

Open my heart and you will see,
Graved inside of it, “Italy.”
-  Robert Browning

_SM17552, Sicily, Italy, 04/2011, ITALY-10147

Sicily, Italy 

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Gubbio, Italy

For us to go to Italy and to penetrate into Italy is like a most fascinating act of self-discovery—
back, back down the old ways of time. Strange and wonderful chords awake in us, and vibrate again
after many hundreds of years of complete forgetfulness.
- D.H.Lawrence

ITALY-10079, Venice, Italy, 03/2011

Venice, Italy

Report of fashions in proud Italy,
Whose manners still our tardy-apish nation
Limps after in base imitation.
-  William Shakespeare

 

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Rome, Italy

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Perugia, Italy

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Venice, Italy

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Camino, Italy

In Italy
by
Derek Walcott
Published in the New Yorker Magazine

Roads shouldered by enclosing walls with narrow
cobbled tracks for streets, those hill towns with their
stamp-sized squares and a sea pinned by the arrow
of a quivering horizon, with names that never wither
for centuries and shadows that are the dial of time. Light
older than wine and a cloud like a tablecloth
spread for lunch under the leaves …
April 21, 2008

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Camino, Italy

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Sicily, Italy


 MACRO Testaccio Pelanda
Piazza Orazio Giustiniani 4
ROME

December 3, 2011 – April 29, 2012

EXHIBITION WEBSITE: 
http://www.stevemccurryroma.it/allestimento.php?lang=eng

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Venice, Italy

If there is a gratification which I envy any people in this world it is to your country [Italy] its music.
This is the favorite passion of my soul, and fortune has cast my lot in a country where it is in a state of deplorable barbarism .
- Thomas Jefferson

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Spoleto, Perugia

Italy is a dream that keeps returning
for the rest of your life.

- Anna Akhmatova

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Some Media coverage of the Rome Exhibition:

http://www.vogue.it/en/people-are-talking-about/art-photo-design/2011/12/steve-mccurry

http://www.video.mediaset.it/video/tg5/tg5_la_lettura/265739/steve-mccurry.html

The Art of Timing

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2010 by stevemccurry

“Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing.  There is a time for silence.  A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny, and a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.” – Gloria Naylor

SOUTH_AFRICA-10007-(1) Cape Town,  South Africa

” We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.”
- Samuel Johnson

INDIA-11102Darjeeling, India

MOROCCO-10046Morocco

“True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.”
- George Washington

BURMA-10236Pagan, Burma

YUGOSLAVIA-10051Croatia

GERMANY-10020Germany

KASHMIR-10080Kashmir

“What is a friend?  A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”  – Aristotle

YEMEN-10094Yemen

SOUTH_AFRICA-10005NFCape Town, South Africa

AFGHN-10262Kabul, Afghanistan

YEMEN-10065NFYemen

INDONESIA-10008Indonesia

INDIA-10679NF2Mumbai, India

“Friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.”  – Aristotle

INDIA-10989India

TIBET-10804Tibet

“Hold a true friend with both your hands.”  –  Nigerian Proverb

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