At the Natinga School camp for displaced Sudanese. Southern Sudan. 1995.
8th February - 14th june 2020
Pistoia, Palazzo Buontalenti /
Antico Palazzo dei Vescovi
From Thursday to Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Monday and Tuesday 10 am – 2pm
Closed on Wednesday
Full price ticket 10 euro; Reduced price ticket 7 euro
In collaboration with Pistoia Dialoghi sull’uomo, Contrasto
Fondazione Caript, Pistoia City Council with the support of Pistoia Chamber of Commerce.
curated by Lélia Wanick Salgado
Travelling the Roads of Migration
The exhibition, curated by Lélia Wanick Salgado and featuring a collection of 180 photographs, tells the story of the age in which we live through some of the dramatic and heroic moments individual people have experienced and poses an important question yet to be answered: as we head into the future, are we, perhaps, leaving most of humanity behind? For years, this Brazilian photographer has documented mass migrations, taking snapshots of the living conditions of millions of people who have managed to break all ties with their own roots and gone in search of themselves on a journey towards other places.
Exodus talks about what it is like to be a refugee, the survival instinct, exoduses, urban disorders and the tragedies afflicting entire continents left in disarray, it tells us about fear and poverty but also will power, dignity and courage.
“Now, more than ever before, I believe that mankind is one single whole. There are differences in colour, language, culture and opportunity, but the feelings and relations among people are all similar. We have the key to mankind’s future in our own hands, but we must understand the present. These photographs show part of our present. We cannot afford to lock away”. – Sebastião Salgado.
“It is an honour for Pistoia – Dialoghi sull’uomo to host the Salgado exhibition, or, in other words, one of the most powerful reflections on the subject of migration. For those people who, like us, find themselves at an arrival or transition point, but who have forgotten what it means to leave your homeland behind, Salgado reminds us about all the tragic and human aspects of migration, successfully grasping intimate moments of heartrending humanity while, at the same time, paying testimony to their historical sweep and scope”. Giulia Cogoli Director of Pistoia – Dialoghi sull’uomo
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