With Open Eyes is the collection of Mario Calabresi's interviews with renowned international photographers (Steve McCurry, Don McCullin, Elliott Erwitt, Paul Fusco, Josef Koudelka, Alex Webb, Gabriele Basilico, Abbas, Paolo Pellegrin, and Sebastião Salgado): an exciting dive into history through the images and the words of great witnesses who have captured and lived some of the most tragic and intense moments of our past, creating the common historical memory with their photographs.
Mario Calabresi, writer and journalist, has been editor in chief of the Italian newspaper La Stampa since 2009. A graduate in history, he worked as parliamentary reporter for Ansa and at La Stampa newsroom in Rome. He was news editor at la Repubblica and, as contributor from New York, he followed the presidential campaign and the election of Barack Obama.
•Josef Koudelka–An anonymous citizen of Prague
•Don McCullin–Unable to cry
•Elliott Erwitt–The poets are few
•Paul Fusco–History in a drawer
•Alex Webb–Colour beyond the wall
•Gabriele Basilico–An astonished child
•Abbas–What I have learnt
•Paolo Pellegrin–Luna’s Voice
•Sebastião Salgado–Like an astronaut