Julian Hargreaves: excellent portraits to illustrate Italian excellence

Julian Hargreaves: excellent portraits to illustrate Italian excellence

Julian Hargreaves presents his ‘Eccellenza Italiana’ virtual exhibition linked to a fundraising for CESVI

With his ‘Eccellenza Italiana’ exhibition, British-Italian photographer Julian Hargreaves presents 70 portraits of illustrious Italians.

Originally scheduled at Palazzo Altemps of the National Roman Museum, it is now visible on the photographer’s website. 

The protagonists of the exhibition are “talents who have won awards such as Oscars, Grammys, and Olympic medals and who belong to the world of cinema, music, sports, fashion, and entertainment. It is a sort of ‘greatest hits of Made in Italy’,” explains Hargreaves.

Among them, Eros Ramazzotti, Alessandro Del Piero, Valeria Golino, Pierfrancesco Favino, and Federica Pellegrini. But also, Patti Pravo, Cristiana Capotondi, Matteo Berrettini, Fabio Fognini, Carlo Cracco, Tommaso Paradiso, Miriam Leone, Renzo Rosso, and Bianca Balti.

Each portrait has its own story,” said the photographer. Who adds: “Paolo Sorrentino posed for me in Cannes just before the red carpet for the premiere of his movie ‘The great beauty’. Laura Pausini is suspended in the water during the filming of the video of ‘Limpido’. Alessandro Borghi, on the other hand, is seated at a table on the terrace of the Hotel Excelsior during the Venice Film Festival.”

Moreover, as a reference to the beauty and history of Palazzo Altemps, the photos alternate with details of classical statues that the photographer took during his travels.

Hargreaves chose to link the sale of his shots to a fundrasing for CESVI, one of the biggest humanitarian organizations in Italy. The photos displayed on the virtual exhibition will be connected to the Cesvi website. In this way, the purchase will take place directly on the organizations’ portal, at a single cost of € 100.00. The prints will be in an open edition, on 30x40cm photographic paper. Testimonial of the initiative is Laura Pausini: “I chose her,” explains Hargreaves “because in her career she is not only a beacon of Italian music in the world but also a model of social activism“.