Writing With Light; before there was Photoshop
Vittorio, who earned Oscars for Best Cinematographer in Apocalypse Now (1979), Reds (1981) and the Last Emperor (1987), is widely hailed for his cinematographic achievements and photographic vision. He received a fourth Academy Award nomination for Dick Tracy (1990) and served as cinematographer for such other notable films as Last Tango in Paris, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, Ishtar and Bulworth.
The Civilta Romana Collection showcases Vittorio’s use of double exposure, long before digital photography and Photoshop were available to create the same effects. By combining two or more stunning images into one, the revered artist provides a unique perspective of the Roman Civilization.
Personal photos, featuring several celebrity portraits from his award-winning film career, will also be on display. Vittorio, the son of a film projectionist, began studying photography at the age of 11. His early films were made in his homeland of Italy. His first major film, The Conformist, was directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and marked the first of their many collaborations. He went on to work with such legendary directors as Francis Ford Coppola, Warren Beatty and Richard Donner.
In addition to the three Academy Awards, Vittorio's many awards and accolades have included a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Cinematographers and he has also received awards from various film academies such as: David di Donatello (Italy), BAFTA (Great Britain), Goya (Spain), Emmy (US) and the European Film Award.
The Coconut Grove Arts Festival Gallery is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and by appointment. The “Writing with Light: The Civilta Romana Collection” exhibition by Vittorio Storaro will run from December 6 to January 3, 2015.
The Coconut Grove Arts Festival Gallery is located at the Mayfair Atrium.
In addition to the art opening, Vittorio Sotaro is having two seminars, on Saturday December 6 at the Bill Cosford Cinema (5030 Brunson Drive, Coral Gables) from 11 am to 2 pm and Sunday, December 7 at Paragon Grove 13 from 2:30 pm to 5 pm.
Seating is limited. Please RSVP to 305-284-4861 for the Bill Cosford Cinema location and 305-446-6843 for the Paragon Grove 13 location.
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