In this section there are some shots dedicated to AUDREY HEPBURN, famous movie star and undisputed icon of elegance in fashion and style. Unforgettable photographs taken by great masters such as Douglas Kirkland, Terry O'Neill, Gilles Bensimon, Andre Sas, Daniel Cande, Henri Wolf and the original shots taken from the Paramount film sets.

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Cecil Beaton is an English photographer, famous for his glossy portraits of the Hollywood stars of the '30s, but also for the shots made during the Second World War.

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BIASI, Alberto

Alberto Biasi (Padova, 1937), among the founders and main characters of the important Italian post-war artistic group, the Padua-based "Gruppo Enne", is one of the most famous European optic-kinetic artist. Fully involved in the ferment of those innovative years, he joined the "Nuove Tendenze" movement in 1961 and took part in the founding of the "Arte Programmata" movement in 1962 together with the rest of the Group N, Bruno Munari, Enzo Mari and the Group T.

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CLARK, Larry

Lawrence Donald "Larry" Clark (1943) is an American film director, photographer, writer and film producer who is best known for the movie Kids and his photography book Tulsa. Clark was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He learned photography at an early age. His mother was an itinerant baby photographer, and he was enlisted in the family business from the age of 13. His first book of photographs, Tulsa, published in 1971, reproduces photos taken in the environment of young drug addicts in Tulsa, Oklahoma, living on the border and often beyond the boundaries of the law.

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American photographer (Oak Park, Illinois, 1933), he began to take photographs at the age of ten, later attending at the Rochester Institute of Technology. In Yale University he continued to deepen his knowledge in photography and to develop his passion. Since 1958 he has worked as a freelance photographer for Life magazine and in 1959 he became a member of Magnum Photos.

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LAKE, Mayumi

Mayumi Lake  (Osaka, 1966) is a Chicago-based artist.
Her work delve into childhood and pubescent dreams, phobia and desires. She employs herself and others as her models, as well as dolls, toys, weapons, vintage clothes, and altered landscapeas her props.

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In this section are collected some famous photographs that depict one of the most celebrated world divas of cinema of the '50s, a timeless icon of beauty and sensuality: MARILYN MONROE. The American actress is the main character of great shots immortalized by great masters of photography including Douglas Kirkland, Bert Stern, Bob Henriques ...

Read more: MARILYN MONROE: "The Icon"


Sandro Martini (Livorno, 1941) lives and works between Milan, New York and San Francisco. His artistic research has always been focused on the expressive potentialities of the sign, conceived as an essential element in the pictorial language.

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MINKKINEN, Arno Rafael

Arno Rafael Minkkinen (Helsinki, 1945) is a Finnish-American photographer well-known for his evocative black-and-white images, usually set in uncontaminated landscapes and natural expanses as a constant reminder to his Nord-European origins. As a matter of fact his production has arisen from the enchantment and natural beauties of Finland, his motherland.

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This section collects a series of famous photographs related to the most famous movie and fashion icons from the '30s until today, immortalized by well-know masters such as Douglas Kirkland and Bert Stern, Martin Munkacsi and Frances McLaughlin-GillWilliam Klein, Gordon Parks, Terry O'Neill, Angus McBean, Henry Wolf, Gilles Bensimon, Pierluigi Praturlon, Pietro Pascuttini and Tazio Secchiaroli and many others...

NIXON, Nicholas

Nicholas Nixon (Detroit, Michigan, 1947) is a photographer, known for his work in portraiture and documentary photography, and for championing the use of the 8x10 inch view camera. Influenced by the photographs of Edward Weston and Walker Evans, Nixon began working with large-format cameras. His first solo exhibition was at the Museum of Modern Art curated by John Szarkowski in 1976.

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Bert Stern, photographer known all over the world for an unforgettable series of over 2500 photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken in 1962, was one of the most original, creative and successful artists of the 1960s. The New York Times calls it "an elite commercial photographer, who helped redefine the art of advertising and fashion" in the middle of the last century.

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UT, Nick: The Terror of War

On June 8, 1972, Associated Press photographer Nick Ut was outside Trang Bang, about 25 miles northwest of Saigon, when the South Vietnamese air force mistakenly dropped a load of napalm on the village. As the Vietnamese photographer took pictures of the carnage, he saw a group of children and soldiers along with a screaming naked girl running up the highway toward him. 

Read more: UT, Nick: The Terror of War

WEBB, Alex

Alex Webb (San Francisco, California, 1952) studied History and Literature at Harvard University and Photography at the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts. He became part of Magnum Photos as an associate in 1976 and as official member in 1979. Since then he has began a long journey through Latin America, Africa, the United States and Europe that has become the subject of several works.

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