Rome, July 15 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Embassy in Italy today inaugurated a virtual exhibit by photographer Fabrizio Sansoni on the work of 38 health personnel on the island who helped fight the Covid-19 in Turin.
Heroes of Silence’ is the name of the exhibition of black and white photographs organized in collaboration with the Piedmont Region, the Municipality of Turin, the Agency for Cultural and Economic Exchange with Cuba and the CRT Foundation (Cassa di Risparmio di Torino).
A statement from the diplomatic mission cites statements by Sansoni, who confessed to falling in love with Cuba at first sight when he visited Havana in November 2019 during the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of its foundation.
In that sense, he said that the Cuban capital gave him lights, shadows, the talent of incredible artists and musicians, the secrets of one of the most beautiful theaters in the world and the full humanity look of an old lady in the convent of Belén (“Bethlehem”).
The same look I found in a Cuban doctor in Turin, the artist said, adding that ‘too little has been said about the help of Cuban doctors in Italy and the rest of the world, or in any case, not enough has been done’.
After referring to the ‘great and stoic’ work of ‘these silent heroes’ who for three months faced the pandemic together with Italian colleagues in the cities of Crema and Turin, Sansoni indicated that in that city he had the possibility ‘and the incalculable privilege’ of living and capturing several moments with them.
Great men, he stressed, capable of helping with their experience in the field of infectious diseases to a health system in evident difficulties, moved only ‘by the only sense of solidarity and brotherhood that has always distinguished every Cuban’.
As a professional of the lens, the Italian photographer has been collaborating for some years with cultural institutions of this and other European countries such as the Opera Theatre of Rome, the La Fenice Theatre, the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre and the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin.
In November 2019, he was invited by the Cuban Ministry of Culture to the Classical Havana Festival and to the Italian-Cuban production ‘La hija del Regimiento’, in the Gran Teatro de La Habana.
(Taken from PL)