About the exhibition
The theme of family, suspended between its public and private daily life scenes and analysed in all its facets is the core theme of the photo exhibition created by MUDEC in collaboration with the great photographer Elliott Erwitt. Thanks to the spread of large scale for bourgeois and middle-class photography during the post WW2 period, photography had become a means of communication of one’s private and personal events, from births to weddings, festivities and portraits of each one’s ancestors, all gathered on the family albums.
The display into more details
Based on this concept, MUDEC has asked Elliott Erwitt – one of the most relevant living photographers from the past and present century – to select some of his most impressive shots analysing the theme of family to create a special ‘family album’. Conjuring up past and present shots, serious and ironic photos and personal and private life moments, the display features images of the powerful personalities from the past, such as Jackie Kennedy at JFK’ s funeral, displayed alongside the first shots of Erwitt’s firstborn child, pictures of nudist weddings, large families, daily life scenes and metaphorical images, such as Bratsk’s wedding.