The Milan Scene

Whether photos from Life magazine or an enchanting hotel, here are three things to see while in Milan.

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Whether photos from Life magazine or an enchanting hotel, here are three things to see while in Milan.


An exhibition dedicated to women photographers who worked for Life Magazine marks the 75th anniversary of the magazine at Spazio Forma, an art gallery specializing in photography.

Called “Donne di Life,” the show features 35 images, which are silver prints from the original negatives held at the Life Gallery of Photography in New York, by Margaret Bourke-White, Nina Leen, Lisa Larsen and Martha Holmes.

Bourke-White, a pioneer of photojournalism, shot the first cover of Life in 1936, depicting the Fort Peck dam. The photos captured the essence of the American woman and her transformation from housewife to executive.

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A standout image is that of Jacqueline and John Kennedy at their wedding, photographed by “glamour girl” Lisa Larsen, who worked over the years for Vogue, Glamour and The New York Times.

The show also highlights several celebrated portraits of women by Alfred Eisenstaedt, reporting women’s evolution in the last century.

All the prints are for sale starting from 1,500 euros, or $1,978 at current exchange.

Forma Galleria
1 Piazza Tito Lucrezio Caro
Through March 11
Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment.

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