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“THE CAL” / Pirelli 2017

Not just youth and perfection, but female beauty in all its shapes and ages

Another year, another unmissable fine art photography event. Pirelli’s 2017 calendar, disclosed in Paris, was shot for the third time by German photographer Peter Lindberg. The Cal continues the break that began in the last issues: not just youth and perfection, but a celebration of female beauty in all its shapes and ages.

― Pictures of real women who are beautiful in their imperfection

Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Helen Mirren, Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong’o, Charlotte Rampling, Lea Seydoux, Uma Thurman, Alicia Vikander, Kate Winslet, Robin Wright, Zhang Ziyi (and a special guest: Anastasia Ignatova, professor of Political theory at Moscow’s prestigious MGIMO university), are shot in a raw and real monochrome, with no filters and minimal retouching, in order to “convey personality, sensitivity and the guts to be yourself”. This is the genesis of “Emotional”, that tells, through pictures, the story of real women, women who are beautiful in their imperfection, who have the courage to show their souls through the marks that life left on their bodies.

Photo: Pirelli
Valentina Monti