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Inside the Prada Foundation’s New Photography Gallery with Ryan McGinley

Since the Prada Foundation opened its gilded doors in Milan a year and a half ago, Miuccia Prada and her collaborators have transformed the Rem Koolhaas-renovated former factory into a home for their wildest artistic fantasies. Just in time for the new year, though, they’ve found a new playground: Osservatorio, the Foundation’s weeks-old exhibition space devoted to photography, located inside Milan’s oldest shopping arcade. And while it’s in fact where Prada opened its first-ever store in 1913, the new space is undoubtedly contemporary: “Give Me Yesterday,” its first exhibition, is an exploration of 21st-century photography as personal diary, featuring the likes of Ryan McGinley; Izumi Miyazaki, a Japanese photographer in her early twenties; and Wen Ling, who created China’s first photoblog back in 2001. A private view of the show, here.

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© Izumi Miyazaki

Izumi Miyazaki, “Until I am a human,” 2015.

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Courtesy Vendula Knopova

Vendula Knopova, “Tutorial,” 2015.

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© Melanie Bonajo

Melanie Bonajo, “Thank You for Hurting Me I Really Needed It,” 2008-2016.

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© Greg Reynolds

Greg Reynolds, “Jesus Days,” 1978-1983.

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© Greg Reynolds

Greg Reynolds, “Jesus Days,” 1978-1983.

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© Izumi Miyazaki

Izumi Miyazaki, “Hair cut,” 2016.

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Courtesy Joanna Piotrowska

Joanna Piotrowska, “XXXIII Frowst,” 2013-2014.

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© Ryan McGinley, Courtesy Team Gallery

Ryan McGinley, “Dakota (Hair),” 2004.

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© Kenta Cobayashi courtesy G/P gallery

Kenta Cobayashi, “Orange Blind, #smudge,” 2016.

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© Leigh Ledare; Courtesy Guido Costa Projects

Leigh Ledare, “Mom as Baby Jane,” 2005.

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© Kenta Cobayashi courtesy G/P gallery

Kenta Cobayashi, “Smoking (KENT), #smudge,” 2016.

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© Maurice van Es

Maurice van Es, “To Me You Are a Work of Art,” 2011.

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© Antonio Rovaldi; The Goma/Madrid; Galleria Michela Rizzo

Antonio Rovaldi, “Orizzonte in Italia,” 2011-2015.

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© Leigh Ledare; Courtesy Office Baroque

Leigh Ledare, “Fur is fabulous,” 2003.

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© Lebohanf Kganye, Courtesy AFRONOVA GALLERY

Lebohang Kganye, “Her-story: Ke dutse pela dipalesa II,” 2013.

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© Tomé Duarte

Tomé Duarte, “Camera woman,” 2015.

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© Ryan McGinley, Courtesy Team Gallery

Ryan McGinley, “Tim Falling,” 2003.

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Courtesy Wen Ling

Wen Ling, “Ziboy.com,” 2001-2008.