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"Oliviero Toscani: profession photographer"


More than 100 shots by the famous photographer on display in Marina di Bibbona

Until October 31, more than 100 shots by Oliviero Toscani, the revolutionary Italian photographer, are on display at the Forte dei Cavalleggeri in Marina di Bibbona.

The more than 60 years of career of the man who changed the way we talk about social issues in Italy are retraced through his ironic, funny, crude and shocking photographs. Images that have brought the most controversial current issues before the public eye: the photo of an AIDS patient, the famous "Chi mi ama mi segua"  ("He who loves me follows me") advertising campaign for Jesus Jeans, the kiss between a priest and a nun. Again, pictures calling out racism, the death penalty, war, violence, anorexia.

Also on display are portraits of the world's most famous top models, iconic rock stars, such as Mick Jagger and Lou Reed portrayed in the 1970s, or a very young Patti Smith fresh from her move to New York.

One room is dedicated to the Human Race project, with which Oliviero Toscani has traveled to hundreds of squares around the world to photograph anyone who wished, creating the largest existing photographic archive of humanity's morphological and social differences.