Dal 19 dicembre al 22 marzo 2015 una mostra antologica alle Grandi Aule delle Terme di Diocleziano a cura di Nunzio Giustozzi e Laura Strappa ne racconta le gesta fotografiche. La retrospettiva, che porta il nome del grande fotoreporter, ripercorre la carriera di Dondero - 86 anni e mai un appuntamento perso con la Storia -in 250 scatti, dalla nascita della sua vocazione per la fotografia propiziata dall’ammirazione per Robert Capa, fino ai reportage sulla caduta di Berlino, sulla Russia di Putin e l’Afghanistan realizzati in nome del “racconto sincero delle situazioni”.
Mario Dondero ::
An unusual conversation between citizens: the young mother who lives in the West and the border guard of the GDR, Berlin, 1989 [Two days before the fall of the Berlin Wall]
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Someone brought up Phish tonight at happy hour, and it was just another excuse for me to talk about my high school choir program’s “Pop Concert”. This is me and about 30 other high schoolers singing and playing Phish’s “Bouncing Around the Room” in 1996.
If you ever meet a former member of Royal Oak, Michigan’s Dondero High School A Cappella Choir, it won’t take much to get him or her to talk about Pop Concert. I think most of us will now admit that the things we thought were impressive in high school are actually just embarrassingly adorable, “nice tries” now that we look at them through our hardened, adult eyes, but the pride is still there. So I won’t make you listen to it, but I will post it on my blog in case you want to laugh at me or at the probability that you were also into Phish 15 years ago.
(If you follow that link, please do not click on the link that says, “I Hate My Generation” once you get there.)