From the 22nd of February to the 17th of May, the WeGil in Trastevere hosts the “Elliott Erwitt. Icons” exhibition to celebrate one of the greatest masters of contemporary photography.
From the 22nd of February 22 to the 17th of May, the WeGil celebrates one of the most important photographers of the 20th century with the exhibition “Eliott Erwitt. Icons” which includes a series of 70 shots taken by the great artist.
A cross-section of the history and culture of the 20th century through the lens of Erwitt, often ironic and surreal.
During his career, the photographer managed to capture moments and situations that later became icons in the collective imagination, such as the dispute between Nixon and Kruschiev, the portrait of Jackie Kennedy during her husband’s funeral, the famous boxing match between Muhammad Alì and Joe Frazier or Grace Kelly‘s engagement to Prince Rainier of Monaco.
The exhibition itinerary includes the famous portraits of Che Guevara and the series dedicated to Marilyn Monroe and deals with issues loved by the public, such as the romanticism of California Kiss or more personal themes, such as Erwitt’s daughter, still born on the bed, observed by her mother.
Eliott Erwitt was born in France in 1928 to a family of Russian emigrants. After spending the first years of his life between Italy and France, in 1939 he moved to the United States, New York and then Los Angeles.
During his years of study at Hollywood High School, Erwitt worked in a photography lab where he developed signed prints for fans of Hollywood actors.
The early 1950s marked the real beginning of his professional career, in particular thanks to the meeting with Edward Steichen, Robert Capa and Roy Stryker who fell in love with his photography to the point of becoming his mentors.
After leaving the army in 1953, he became a member of Magnum Photos, of which he assumed the position of president in 1968.
When: from the 22nd of February to the 17th of May
Where: WeGil – Largo Ascianghi 5, Rome
Price: full 6 €; reduced 3 €
Visit the exhibition dedicated to the great photographer and stay in one of the rooms dedicated to photography at the 47 Boutique Hotel!