Before becoming a world-famous director of films Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) started his career as a photographer. The exhibition shows his works from this period.
The young Kubrick roamed the streets of New York, camera in hand, documenting post-war America.
It was street photography that interested him, observing the real world and people in particular. Photography was the medium by excellence to represent the contemporary world and its latest events.
The magazine Look asked him to cover a wide variety of topics. He was interested in all aspects of New York life. He learned to see life through a camera lens, he observed human interactions, developed stories through images and learned to work as a team. This experience helped him build his vision and proved particularly useful when he decided to embark on a career as a filmmaker.