22 march -
05 june 2022

Palazzo Reale

From 22 March 2022 to 5 June, the Piano Nobile of the Palazzo Reale in Milan is hosting the major anthological exhibition dedicated to Ferdinando Scianna, Viaggio Racconto Memoria (Journey, Story, Memory). With more than 200 black-and-white photographs printed in various formats, the collection spans the entire career of the great Sicilian photographer. It unfolds along an articulated narrative itinerary divided into eight sections, each dedicated to different chapters and with a variety of layouts. In addition to digital reproductions of some of his most important books, the visitor will be accompanied by an audio guide (available in Italian and English, included in the entrance ticket). In this, Ferdinando Scianna talks in the first person about how he views photography, and recounts stories and anecdotes from his life and from his career as a photographer. An authentic parallel narrative to help you discover more about his artistic and human journey. The exhibition, promoted and produced by the Municipality of Milan's cultural centre Palazzo Reale, is organised by the company Civita Mostre e Musei. The catalogue is published by Marsilio Editori.


Ferdinando Scianna

was born in Bagheria, Sicily, on July 4, 1943. He studied literature and philosophy at Palermo University, but never graduated. In 1963 he met Leonardo Sciascia with whom, at the age of 21, he published the first of many books they would later work on together: Feste religiose in Sicilia, which was awarded with the Nadar Prize. He moved to Milan, where from 1967 he worked for the weekly magazine "L'Europeo" as a photoreporter, special correspondent, then correspondent from Paris, where he lived for ten years. In 1982, introduced by Henri Cartier-Bresson, he joined the Magnum agency. Since 1987 he has alternated reportage and portraits with fashion and advertising photography, with international success. For years he has also worked as a critic and journalist, publishing numerous articles in Italy and France on photography and more in general on communication with images. In recent years, he has been experimenting with a hybrid – both texts and images – type of literature.


Info e Orari

schedule  Opening hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10.00 am – 7.30 pm
Thursday: 10.00 am – 10.30 pm Closed on Mondays
Last admission one hour before closing

local_activity  Biglietti

Open € 16,00
Full Ticket € 14,00
Reduced Ticket € 12,00: groups of at least 15 visitors; visitors under 26 years old; visitors over 65 years old; teachers; visitors with disabilities; military; police not on duty; Touring Club members with card; FAI members with card; ticket holders of the initiative "Lunedì Musei" (Museo Poldi Pezzoli e Museo Teatrale alla Scala); holders of special agreements.
Season ticket Musei Lombardia € 10,00: valid also for Soci Orticola in possession of the card for this current year
Special reduced ticket € 6,00: schools; groups organised directly by the Touring Club or FAI; non-accredited journalists upon presentation of their ODG membership card bearing the current year's stamp; employees of the Municipality of Milan; Civil Service Volunteers working for the Municipality of Milan
Families 1 or 2 adults € 16,00: children aged from 6 to 14 Special reduced € 6,00 ; free for children under age of 6.
Free children under 6 years of age; one accompanying person for each group; two accompanying people for each school group; one accompanying person for each disabled person in need; journalists accredited by the press office; tourist guides (by showing a valid license); ICOM members; employees of the Soprintendenza ai Beni Architettonici of Milan
Reservations required for groups and schools
2,00 € Reservation fee
1,00 € Reservation fee for Students and Families reduced tickes



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