Steve McCurry: Permanent Collection
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Lorenzo Merlo, born March 27, 1935, in 1967 he received a degree in photography from the New York Institute of Photography. From 1974 to 1987 he was director of the Photography Gallery of the Canon Foundation in Amsterdam, a period during which he organized major exhibitions for numerous museums and cultural centers, including: Fotografia Fantastica in Europa and the USA, La fotografia giapponese oggi e le sue origini, La storia sociale dei mondiali di calcio, La nuova fotografia in bianco e nero nell'Europa occidentale, Helmut Newton opera fotografiche, Fotografi lituani, Nouveaux Nus, Fotografia olandese contemporanea, Nella buona e nella cattiva sorte, Il nudo fotografico nell'Europa orientale, Il nudo in fotografia and Cento nudi-cento fotografi.

He was art director for such international events as Amsterdam Photo 1984-1986 and Torino Fotografia 1985; in 1985, together with Claude Nori and Gabriel Bauret, he founded the magazine, Camera International, published in Paris.

From 1986 to 1990 he was curator of the photography department at the Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna in Bologna and he curated the exhibition  program for the Raggianti Foundation in Lucca. Since 1988, he has continued his activity as an independent photographer in Aosta.

He has also been the photography curator for Imago Eventi in Bologna and for European Photography at the Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan.

He is a technical advisor for the Museo Ken Damy and artistic director of the Mountain Photo Festival in Aosta.

His photographs have been shown in personal exhibitions in Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Japan, the  Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic and the United States.

He has held conferences on a number of topics related to the history of photography in Sweden, the Netherlands, the United States, Portugal, Germany, China and Italy.



His photographic works have been published in numerous photography books and magazines.



Le donne hanno radici sulla luna, Grafis, Bologna, 1992.

Luoghi e memorie, Octavo, Florence, 1996.

Cubani, Museum publication, 1998.

Dancing through Time, Edizioni Motta, 2000.

Women of India, Museum publication, 2001.

Tema libero, Museum publication, 2002.

Khmers di Cambogia, Edizioni Riva, 2007.

Mondo Donna, donne nel mondo, Vianello libri, 2009


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