“Fragments of History”. Photographic Exhibition, from 1903 to the present day

“Fragments of History”. Photographic Exhibition, from 1903 to the present day

A journey through images to learn about and understand events that have marked the life of Italian society, and in particular in Calabrese, during the 20th century and the beginning of the third millennium. It is the cultural project of the photo exhibition “Fragments of History. Italy through the footprints, the images, the investigations of the Scientific Police”, hosted at the National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria from May 2019, Tuesday 21st to Sunday 26th, in the splendid scenario of Piazza Paolo Orsi, overlooked by the Bronze Room of Riace and Porticello.

The exhibition will be set up from the morning of May 21st. The opening ceremony will be held at 5.00 pm, in the presence of the highest authorities. Together with the director of the MArRC Carmelo Malacrino, they will be present for institutional greetings: the prefect of Reggio Calabria, Massimo Mariani; the president of the Regional Council of Calabria Nicola Irto; the mayor of the Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabria Giuseppe Falcomatà. Speakers: the commissioner of the Province of Reggio Calabria Maurizio Vallone; the director of the Scientific Police Service Fausto Lamparelli; the director of the Central Anti-Crime Director, Francesco Messina. RAI journalist Riccardo Giaccia will moderate.

Entry into Piazza Paolo Orsi for participation in the inauguration and for a visit to the photo exhibition is free.

Massacres, murders, natural catastrophes, different characters and events, told by those who lived them on the front line in work at the service of order and public safety. The gallery of documents and images prepared by the Scientific Police in the form of a traveling exhibition stops time and memory on some of the most significant moments for the fate of Italy and Calabria in the last hundred years.

The imprints of an unpublished Mussolini with hair and not bald, the fotosegnaletico tag of a young antifascist Sandro Pertini, the kidnapping of Aldo Moro, the massacres of Capaci and via D´Amelio, the pizzini by Bernardo Provenzano, the conflict at fire and the death of Berlin terrorist Anis Amri, are just some of the fascinating historical testimonies to look in the mirror of the past for signs of the future that is being drawn.

The photographic review is enriched with images of dramatic and decisive events in Calabrian history, such as the kidnappings of Cesare Casella and Adolfo Cartisano, the murders of the judge Antonino Scopelliti, the inspector Salvatore Aversa and his wife Lucia Procenzano, the murder that has troubled the world of the little Nicolas Green or of the security guard Luigi Rende or of the vice-president of the Region Francesco Fortugno. Then there is a look at the world that is being prepared in the work of the Scientific Police and of the criminological and forensic sciences thanks to new digital technologies.