Phil Stern, welcome back to Sicily

Jan 16, 2016 550

Date: Friday, January 22, 2016 - Thursday, March 31, 2016

Hours: See IIC gallery hours

Venue: IIC

Organized by: IIC

In collaboration with: Accademia di Belle Arti di Catania, Scuola di Fotografia and Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia, Le Nove Muse Editrice, Digital History Archives, Credito Siciliano, Sheraton Catania, Miartè Fine Art and Fon Gallery.

On the occasion of the ToarminaFilmFest Los Angeles, a collection of photographs by Carmelo Nicosia portraying the emotional return to Sicily of celebrated photographer Phil Stern for a solo exhibit featuring his work as a WWII combat photographer, when he followed the US troops to document the liberation of the Italian island and the advance of the Allies. Best known for capturing Hollywood icons and jazz legends in unguarded moments, as well as for being the personal photographer of President Kennedy, Stern died last year in Los Angeles at the age of 95. Accompanied by the screening of the documentary Phil Stern. Sicily 1943. The War and The Soul (Sicilia 1943. La guerra e l'anima, 39') by Ezio Costanzo and Filippo Arlotta.

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