Umberto Mastroianni Gallery

On October 3, “Real People” opens in Rome: the exhibition-tribute to Bruce Gilden by URBAN Photo Awards 2021.

New York master Bruce Gilden’s Street photography dialogues with the works in his honor

REAL PEOPLE, the exhibition-tribute to Bruce Gilden, will be open from Sunday 3 to Sunday 24 October 2021, at the “Umberto Mastroianni” Gallery, in the complex of the Musei di San Salvatore in Lauro, in the heart of Rome (Piazza di San Salvatore in Lauro, 15).

The exhibition is taken from the REAL PEOPLE collective photographic volume conceived as a special prize within URBAN Photo Awards. The famous American photographer Bruce Gilden, as president of the jury of the 2021 edition of the contest, has personally selected the projects published in the volume in his honor.

A “best of” photo by Gilden himself will be exhibited in Rome together with the best of the ten projects he selected, with photos by Carlo Traini, Fabrizio Spucches, Forrest Walker, Giedo van der Zwan, Maria Pansini, Maurizio Leonardi, Paula Kajzar, Simon Johansson, Stanley Robben, Ximena Hinzpeter.

“I’m a very tough editor of my own photography”, Gilden writes in the introduction of the book, “and I’m the same when I’m asked to look at other people’s work. In the submissions, I was looking for various styles and different ways of approaching familiar subjects and scenes. In my estimation, I think I chose some solid work that ranges from traditional to more contemporary.”

Also on display are the honorable mentions desired by Gilden (Alessio Toce, Andrea Scirè, Gabriele Micalizzi, Giancarlo Zuccarone, Jean-Pierre Baud, Maude Bardet, Mike Perry) and four projects taken from the URBAN 2021 ranking (Jesus Jimenez, Patricia D . Richards, Roberto Manfredi, Umberto Carlo Sommaruga).

REAL PEOPLE is one of the stages of the Photo Days Tour 2021, the frame of events that take place “outside the city” as part of the Trieste Photo Days – International Festival of Urban Photography which annually hosts the URBAN Photo Awards ceremony.

The exhibition is conceived by dotART cultural association with the precious collaboration of Centro Studi dell’opera di Umberto Mastroianni and Il Cigno GG Edizioni. Special thanks to Pio Sodalizio dei Piceni and Fineart Connection for fine art prints.

REAL PEOPLE. A tribute to Bruce Gilden
from 3 to 24 October 2021

Galleria Umberto Mastroianni
Museums of San Salvatore in Lauro
Piazza di San Salvatore in Lauro, 15 – Rome, Italy

from Tuesday to Sunday
from 10:30 to 13:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00
Free admission with EU Digital Covid Certificate

Umberto Mastroianni Gallery
October 3, 2021
October 24, 2021
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