Retrospective on Paolo Roversi to Open in the Photographer’s Hometown


BACK HOME: A new retrospective on Paolo Roversi will be unveiled in Ravenna, the Italian photographer’s hometown located in the Emilia-Romagna region and best known for the colorful mosaics adorning many of its central buildings. Running from April 5 to July 5, the “Paolo Roversi – Studio Luce” exhibition will be staged in the city’s MAR art museum and will be sponsored by Dior, Pirelli and Place Vendôme jeweler Dauphin. Spanning three floors, the retrospective will celebrate the vast work of the photographer through a diverse selection of images, starting from Roversi’s first portraits of friends and fellow photographers Robert Frank, Anton Corbijn and Peter Lindbergh. These images will be flanked by still-lifes of stools from the streets as well as shots of the Deardorff camera that Roversi has always used throughout his career. Curated by Chiara Bardelli Nonino with sets designed by Jean-Hugues de Chatillon, the exhibition will also display unpublished images collected by Roversi throughout decades of working for brands such as Dior and Comme des Garçons, as well as for publications including Vogue Italia, L’Uomo Vogue and Egoïste. Iconic images will comprise a 1993 portrait of Kate Moss for Harper’s Bazaar, a 2003 image of Natalia Vodianova featured in Egoïste and

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