When stars didn't pose for.
HUNGARIANphotographer Robert Capa ( born Andre ErnE[acute accent] Friedmann) is best remembered for his documentation of the Spanish Civil War, World War II and the First Indo- China War -- apart from, of course, being one of the founding members of the Magnum photo agency. Yet, it is his fragile picture of Swedish actor Ingrid Bergman that has found a place in the upcoming exhibition, At the Movies: Magnum Ke Tasveer . The exhibition, which begins on August 14, includes 38 pictures from Hollywood's Golden Era. And all the pictures -- all are B& W, except one -- are the exact opposite of the lurid, paparazzi- type, " exclusive" photographs of celebrities that we have been fattened on. Shalini Gupta, the cofounder of Tasveer, who has brought the exhibition from the European photo agency's archives, explains that talks started close to two years ago when Tasveer handled an exhibition of pictures by Martine Franck, the wife of Henri Cartier- Bresson, one of the founders of Magnum.
The show includes the extremely famous picture of Marilyn Monroe from The Seven Year Itch , shot by Elliot Erwitt. The one of Sophia Loren, shot by David Seymour in 1955, has an interesting story. Seymour had come to Loren's hotel room for an interview and found her lazing in bed in a blue negligee. Soon after, she changed into another dress and fishnets and Seymour shot her in the balcony. For more such stories, you know where to head.
-- The exhibition is on at Art Motif Gallery, F- 213C, Lado Sarai, August 14- 23, 11 a. m. to 7 p. m.
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