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F/I - Norfolk and western railways | Photos by O. Winston Link

From: 3/10/2015 - To: 1/11/2015

Casa Saraceni

Via Farini, 15 - 40124 Bologna (BO)

Reference maps: D/E-4

Date of last update: 03/11/2015, 08:38


O. Winston Link
New York, USA


Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna, Casa Saraceni
3 October - 1 November 2015

Winston Link’s most widely recognized work was based on his passion for steam locomotives; initially an engineer, he later became a public relations and advertising photographer.
Between 1955 and 1959 he created an unusual body of images, taking nocturnal photographs of one of the last great steam locomotive railways in the United States, the Norfolk and Western Railway, before its replacement by diesel locomotives. Although he was working professionally for business companies, this project was a personal labour of love, requiring extraordinary technical expertise, especially for the complex lighting. Link wanted to capture the landscape crossed by the locomotives: family life, the drive-in, eating out of doors and he used flash systems to light each scene as if it were a movie shot. Naturally, since he did not know the exact moment the locomotive would be frozen on film, he sometimes took 2,400 large format shots using up to 40 different lighting sources, developing new techniques for the experiment.




The exhibit by O. Winston Link is part of the theme section PRODUCTION of FOTO/INDUSTRIA 2015, the second Biennial promoted and organized by the MAST Foundation with the artistic direction of François Hébel. Fourteen exhibitions with free admission, dedicated to industrial photography, enterprise and work, and housed in prestigious locations of Bologna historical centre and at MAST. The exhibits are curated by Urs Stahel.


Further information and updates on www.fotoindustria.it

  • From: 3/10/2015
  • To: 1/11/2015

Tuesday to Sunday 10 am - 7 pm

Foto/Industria White Night: on Saturday, October 31st special opening until midnight

free admission to the exhibition