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F/I - Ritratti di gruppo | Photos by Neal Slavin

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

Spazio Carbonesi, Via De' Carbonesi, 11 - Bologna

Date of last update: 03/11/2015, 08:37


Neal Slavin
New York, USA



Spazio Carbonesi
3 October - 1 November 2015


Although group photography is a genre widely practiced in the United States by local photographers for every type of group or association, it is mainly rather conventional, often focused mostly on the number of members and their positions, placed like pawns in some spectacular landscape.
In the 1980s, Neal Slavin gained success and recognition by revolutionizing this photographic style. He used his very different visual register to create authentic staging linked with the trades or professions he was shooting, trying to approach his subjects as closely as possible to give them a presence and personality, not simply a position.
The execution of these photos can sometimes be compared to film production, a practice that has developed since, but which was quite uncommon at the time when Neal Slavin invented his style. Most importantly, his compositions are full of humour and vibrant colour.



The exhibit by Neal Slavin is part of the theme section PRODUCERS 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 10am - 7pm

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

free admission to the exhibition