Location: Libano, Cisgiordania, Striscia di Gaza, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Bosnia, Kossovo e Albania
The exhibition traces the career of the great photojournalist who questions about the meaning of war and conflict itself, its causes, consequences and transformations in the last 40 years. The shoots follow the steps of the photographer, who at the only age of 30 was one of the first ones who reached clandestinely the occupied Afghanistan, walking more than 1200 kilometers with different guerrilla groups. Since then he took part, on several occasion as correspondent for many international newspapers, to conflicts in Lebanon, West Bank, Gaza Strip, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Bosnia, Kosovo and Albania.
ABOUT FRANCESCO CITO
Francesco Cito (Naples, Italy, 1949), one of the few Italians who won two World Press Photo Awars (the most important international award for photography), has been described by Ferdinando Scianna as “the best italian photojournalist of this time. He has the instinct for the facts, the passion for narration, the ability to make the essentiality pass through images, with the power of synthesis and visual accuracy.”
After his first job as free-lance photographer in 1975 (the same year he got his first front cover for the Sunday Times Magazine), at the only age of 30 he was one of the first photoreporters to reach clandestinely the occupied Afghanistan, walking more than 1200 kilometers with different guerrilla groups (Mujahiddin). Since then he took part, on several occasion as correspondent for many international newspapers, to conflicts in Lebanon, West Bank, Gaza Strip, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Bosnia, Kosovo and Albania. In Italy he mainly involved about Mafia and Camorra facts.
Since 1980 to the present days, besides being injuried three times in the field (two times by Israeli soldiers and one by Palestinian rioters), he collected front pages and reportage publications on the main national and international news organizations, newspapers and magazines: Epoca, l’Europeo, Panorama, L’Espresso, Il Venerdì di Repubblica, Sette-Corriere della Sera, Life, Stern, Die Zeit magazine, Sunday Times magazine, The Observer, The Indipendent magazine, Paris Match, Figaro magazine and many others.