Istituto Veneto di Scienze Shows Stanley Kubrick, the Photographer


VENICE.- Love of the paradoxical, of the oxymoron, of the ambiguous, is a key to the work of one of the twentieth century’s greatest filmmakers: Stanley Kubrick. While his films are known and appreciated by millions, few were aware until now that Kubrick was also a great photographer, in the years just after World War II. From 1945 to 1950 he worked, in fact, for the magazine Look, a popular weekly published in New York that aimed to document social life in post-war America. Rainer Crone, curator of this exhibition and expert in contemporary art, has discovered and studied over 12,000 photographs from this magazine, which had never before been critically or historically analyzed. Today, Venice is privileged to present a fascinating exhibition at Venetian Institute in Venice: not a simple collection of photographs by an artist, no matter how important, but a series of ‘stories’ told in images, forming a historically unique