Gianni Berengo Gardin. Stories of a photographer

Gianni Berengo Gardin. Stories of a photographer

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pp. 208 con 137 ill. b/n, 1° ed.
978-88-317-1501-0

Considered by many the most representative of Italian photographers, for almost fifty years Gianni Berengo Gardin has been carrying out an important work of social inquiry that has involved a continual quest for objectivity of communication and quality of the image, always remaining consistent with his principles. A narrator attentive to everyday life in all its multiple aspects and in its evolution, he has immortalized the story of Italy in over 1,250,000 pictures. For his work he prefers black and white because “colour distracts the photographer and the viewer.” And the images are what counts. People, objects, close-ups, historical monuments. Images that are concrete, never abstract, but above all real images. It’s hard not to perceive the creative and visionary component of his snapshots, however much they be attentive to the day-to-day reality of humanity and its communities.