Neorealism, Italian Landscape, Vatican Fountains & Gypsies: Our April Pick of Rome Photo Exhibits

April has an incredibly tempting choice of photo exhibitions in Rome and as many of you will be visiting our city or having more free time for the Easter holidays, we thought it was the case to recommend you some of them.

Let’s start from the shortest exhibit ever :-). The Swiss bank UBS will display part of its Italian collection in Chiostro del Bramante on April 8, 9 and 10. This collection includes very famous names of the Italian photography scene, such as Mimmo Jodice, Gabriele Basilico and so on. The main issue of the showing is Italy’s territory. 35 works on display. Free Entrance. From 10am to 10:30pm.

Another public space that often hosts interesting photo exhibitions is the Museo di Roma in Trastevere. Their current exposition is about Italian Neorealist photography. 130 works from the 1945 to the early 1960s illustrate this new photography language and how it told the war’s aftermath in Italy. Until April 25.

A smaller location, Sala Santa Rita, is the venue of an exposition dedicated to the Gypsies. “Gypsies. The heroic present” collects pictures of the 1930s by Jan Yoors who followed a gypsy community for 6 years all over Europe in those years. 24 photos in black and white. Free entrance. Monday to Friday.

A very sophisticated topic is developed by MAXXI. Its photo exposition tries to explain the interaction between architectural Modernism and photography. “Framing Modernism. Architecture and Photography 1926-1965” will feature 100 photos and will run until May 22.

A key photo event is also Tiziano Terzani’s exhibit. Terzani is one of Italy’s most successful writers of the late 20th century. He extensively travelled in Eastern Asia and this showing displays the pictures he took during his uncountable trips in the area. “Clic! 30 years of Asia” features about one hundred black and white photos and will run until May 29 in Palazzo Incontro, via dei Prefetti 22 from 10am to 7:30pm, Tuesday to Sunday.

But also private galleries offer an interesting array of photo showings. Let’s start with “The 100 Vatican’s Fountains” at Paolo Antonacci Antichità. Large format fine art prints of this little state’s fountains that are also collected in a book. From April 8 to April 25.

Another exhibit about Rome, but not the city’s beauties, is being held at Ara Pacis. “Housing and Urban Landscapes since the War” will analyze the development of Rome’s suburbs in ten sections, with videos and plans. Until April 30.