Exhibition for hire :

Morgante by Nicola Lo Calzo

  • ©Nicola Lo Calzo-Fidel, Actor, 30 years old, Douala
  • ©Nicola Lo Calzo-Alain, Dealer, 35 years old, Bafang
  • ©Nicola Lo Calzo-Paul withi his father, 27 years old, Bafoussam
  • ©Nicola Lo Calzo-Yoyo, Dancer, 28 years old, Douala
  • ©Nicola Lo Calzo-Belbiane, Rayssa & Nelly, Birthday party, Bafoussam
  • ©Nicola Lo Calzo-Nelly
  • ©Nicola Lo Calzo-Babel, Rap singer, 28 years old, Yaounde
  • ©Nicola Lo Calzo-Prosper with his brother, Family house, Bafoussam
  • ©Nicola Lo Calzo-Dieunedort, Actor, 29 years old, Douala
  • ©Nicola Lo Calzo-Serge, Merchant, 30 years old, Bafoussam
The exhibition "Morgante" was produced for the Mnaf, Alinari National Museum of Photography in Florence in 2011. It counts 40 prints colors fine art, 60 cm x 60 cm. Each print is framed with black frame + glass, format 90 cm x 90 cm. “Morgante” interweaves the personal stories of individuals linked by a common denominator: being dwarfs. “Morgante”, ironically nicknamed the Giant in the poem of the same name by Louis Pulci, was the most famous of the five dwarfs at the court of the Medicis in Florence. According to the codes of the time, the dwarf Morgante was portrayed as a “monstrum”. Thus dehumanized and stripped of his personality, he appears in paintings of Bronzino and sculptures of Giambologna. Progressively he becomes an idea, an archetype, and a looking glass through which “the human family” will regard diversity for centuries to come. Using the literary and artistic inspiration photographer Nicola Lo Calzo has created “Morgante”, a moving gallery of portraits depicting the universe of little people, a highly marginalized category in some African countries. Often associated with witchcraft, people with dwarfism live in a semi-clandestine state, subjected daily to all kinds of psychological violence. Lo Calzo photographed his models in private situations, at home, at work or in the street. In Lo Calzo’s photographs, Fidel, Kwedi, Babel are not victims of their size. On the contrary, they are the primary agents of their lives, protagonists of the scene represented. Past exhibitions 2012 / Athens / Athens Photo Festival / Technopolis 2012 / Rome / Fotoleggendo Festival / Officine Fotografiche 2012 / Paris / Bourse du Talent Photographers / BNF 2012 / Turin / Centro PHOS / 12th December 2011 2011 / Sète / Festival Images Singulières 2011 / Florence / Alinari National Museum of Photography 2011 / Arles / Espace Afrique In Visu 2011 / Paris / 11 Jeunes Talents Sfr au Bal / Le Bal 2010 / Paris / Italian Emerging Photography / Institut italien de culture 2010 / Paris / Chic Art fair 2010 / School Gallery
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The exhibition counts 40 prints colors fine art, 60 cm x 60 cm Each print is framed with black frame + glass, format 90 cm x 90 cm.


The costs of transport are not included in the rent of the exhibition. The images are stored in MNAF in Florence

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