Alessandro Dobici

Alessandro Dobici’s black and white photos, on show in Cuba, offer a panoramic view of his 20-year-long career, through places and faces, from the 90s to present day.

Alessandro Dobici, Cardenas, Cuba, 2017
Curated by Giuliana Scimé, the first anthological exhibition of Alessandro Dobici will be inaugurated the 3rd June in La Habana at the Istituto Cubano de Amistad con los Pueblos (ICAP), the official Cuban organization which, since 1960, connects associations all over the world.
Alessandro Dobici, Marciliana, Tivoli, Italy, 2013
Alessandro Dobici, Marciliana, Tivoli, Italy, 2013
130 B/N photos offer an overview of Dobici’s work, through locations, faces of both ordinary and famous people, performers and sport celebrities, from the 90s to present day.
Alessandro Dobici lives and works in Rome. He started his photographic career when he was 23 years old, working for the most important Italian publishing groups such as Mondadori, Rcs and Condé Nast, imposing himself quickly as one of the best Italian portraitist. He established himself in the advertising photographic field thanks to his unique and original style, contributing to the success of important advertising campaigns for agencies such as LeagasDelaney, Armando Testa, Lorenzo Marini, Carat, Saatchi & Saatchi, Fcb Italia.
Alessandro Dobici, Havana, Cuba, 1995
Alessandro Dobici, Havana, Cuba, 1995
On display some of the portraits made by the artist during his career, to name a few: Roberto Benigni, Bernardo Bertolucci, Sabrina Ferilli, Alessandro Gassman, Giancarlo Giannini, Valeria Golino, Bigas Luna, Olivier Martinez, Virna Lisi, and many more. Another important issue is the landscape, views of rolling hills and soft valleys as long as the eye can see, which he brings back in all its natural harmony. One section is dedicated to the recent photographs that Dobici collected from Cuba in a magic black and white version which brings back people’s and location’s simple beauty.


The curator of the exibition Giuliana Scimè writes on him: “Dobici’s investigation is essentially aimed at the individuals. Portraits in studio or in a natural environment. The subjects are isolated from their social context to index the attention on their most intimate characteristics. In the face of a celebrity or in an anonymous character, thanks to his introspective capacity, he is able to see the moment, the motion, the expression in which the experience has left signs of the human condition, common to all of us. Great landscapes with endless views and urban sights, opposite situations that both nevertheless represent the habitat of the human being, are the other themes represented in Dobici’s work with a singular aesthetical quality and coherence of research”.

3 – 30 June 2017
Alessandro Dobici – Twenty years of photography

Instituto Cubano de Amistad con los Pueblos
Avenida Paseo, No. 406, Entre 17 y 19, Vedado, La Habana

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