This is the reason why the visitor will find in this exhibition not only images but also a description of John Phillips'
life and of the time he
is one of the most extraordinary photo-reporters of the XX century and he
had worked for a long time with "Life".
has photographed some of the most important icons of history and some of the key events of the twentieth century, of which he
has been a careful eyewitness.
Phillips worked with Life in the world's hotspots for the next twenty years.
photographed Hitler entering Vienna, Carmen Miranda in Brazil, American politics in the early Forties, he
was one of the only two photographers at the Teheran conference when Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin met.
photographed King Farouk, King Saud, the last days of Antoine de Saint Exupéry, was behind the German lines with Tito, in post-war Eastern Europe, at the battle for Jerusalem.
realized images that represent not only a reportage, but mainly an epiphany of the human, through shots that seem to be like brief, strong examples of psychological introspection, or prompt sociologic descriptions.