The Museum of Roma in Trastevere presents, for the first time in Italy, the monographic exhibition dedicated to the work and archive of the self-taught Swiss photographer, later a teacher, discovered in 2015 after her early death.
The exhibition was born from the extraordinary discovery of two suitcases, never opened before the artist's death, containing 15,000 photographs taken between the end of the 1950s and the 1990s.
Born in 1940 in Moutier, Kleiber was an independent and sensitive woman, passionate about poetry, music and literature and, above all, photography as a tool of expression and knowledge. She captured moments of private life, places, atmospheres and stories with her inseparable Leica M3, giving life to splendid black and white author shots during 40 years.
Curated by Arianna Catania and Lorenzo Pallini, the exhibition path winds in two sections, between family photos and travels in Italy in the 60s and 70s. On display are 150 images with a selection of original vintage prints, some family albums and a video that traces the rediscovery of the archive through unreleased materials and Super8 family films.
The first section is dedicated to family photos Peggy took during celebrations, weddings and births over the course of many years. The second section focuses on the trips made in Europe and, in particular, in Italy. Rome is where she undertook a literary, artistic and political journey, discovering hidden corners from the historic center to the far suburbs. Kleiber's shots show how she kept travelling through Italy: Umbria, Tuscany and Sicily, a land where, besides capturing the faces of the children of Partinico, she met the sociologist and writer Danilo Dolci, portrayed in some unpublished photographs .
The exhibition is promoted by Roma Capitale, Department of Culture - Capitoline Superintendency for Cultural Heritage and created by the cultural associations Marmorata169 and On Image, with the collaboration of the association Les photographies de Peggy Kleiber.
Photo Peggy Kleiber, Rome 1964
Dal 19 maggio al 15 ottobre 2023
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