Work is under way on the Romanian house in the town of Korça to build the national museum “John Mili”, which will be dedicated to the image of the world-famous Korça photographer. In the museum after the reconstruction will be exhibited 240 photographs of the world master of photography of Albanian origin John Mili, purchased by the Albanian government. “Another value is added to the city center to give the well-deserved recognition to the world-renowned Korça photographer.
Thanks to TAP’s support, this space will become an attraction for tourists and lovers of art and culture. Work on the museum is expected to be completed in May this year, they wrote. John Mili was born on November 24, 1904 in Korça. At the age of 5, his family emigrated to Romania. There, Millie graduated from high school and at the age of 19 moved to America. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology lighting engineer. During this time he dealt with photographic art.
His name is a little known in America and France. Important in his life was his acquaintance and friendship with Faik Konica, who encouraged him to lead creativity in the field of art. For 15 years he worked as a photojournalist for the well-known American magazine Life, in 1946 he opened his own exhibition in Paris, while in 1942 he photographed the projectile of a 37mm caliber cannon with an exposure time of one millionth of a second. This picture was called by the time press as the invention of time.
Picasso drawing in the light and a basketball match are two of his famous photographs, first ranked among the top 500 in the world for 150 years for the Photo Book album, London 2002. John Mili is known as a photographer who first used electronic flash and motion photography. He died on February 14, 1984 in the US.
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