Kurt Ammann “Youth”


Palazzo Pirelli
Via Fabio Filzi, 22, 20124 Milano MI


10 Nov 2021 - 01 Dec 2021



Kurt Ammann “Youth”

Born in Bern in 1925, with his clear eyes and steely temperament, Ammann is a full-fledged member of the Swiss current of great fine art photography, which has had as much influence worldwide as design and architecture.
His mentors and friends were Werner Bishop, Jacob Tuggener, Robert Frank and Renè Burri.
With them Ammann shared the clear and essential style of his images, the formal elegance, the compositional rigour that represents the most direct emanation of Straight Photography: the formal genesis of contemporary reportage photography.

The totally new selection dedicated to this exhibition spans several decades and ranges from Switzerland to Japan, from Brazil to Turkey, from Italy to Korea and Ghana. The children and young people in it all surprisingly speak the same language, that of universal feelings, to the point that we wanted to mix them in a sequence without a specific geographical or temporal iter.

  • Above:

    Kurt Ammann, 1947, Jamboree (France).

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