(VELINO) Roma, 13 Jul - The Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) in Lima has organiz...

(VELINO) Roma, 13 Jul - The Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) in Lima has organized a photographic exhibition entitled "Sorprendente Peru'" [Amazing Peru]. It is intended to be a tribute to a marvellous country and its thousand faces, as seen through the lens of Italian photographer Ezio Macchione. The exhibition, hosted at the IIC premises, will remain open to the public from July 13 to August 12 and can be regarded as a homage by a foreign artist to this extraordinary Latin American country, that has become his second home with the passing of years. Mr Macchione started taking pictures when he was only 16. When he turned 18 he assembled his first dark room and by the end of the 90s, he started working for an Italian publishing company specialised in travel books. At the turn of the 21st century, he was given the opportunity to document some important architectural works such as Renzo Piano's Auditorium della Musica in Rome, the MAXXI museum designed by Zaha Hadid and Richard Mayer's Church of the Jubilee. In 2014 he moved to Peru, a country that he started to become familiar with in 2006. In 2015 he published his first photographic book dedicated to Peru: "El desierto costero de Ica". His snapshots have been displayed in several exhibitions across Europe and they are now part of the catalogue of Canadian Photography Agency "Grizzly". vel