WE HAVE SELECTED 3 ITALIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS AND THEIR LOVE FOR ITALY.
Pioneer of the color photograph, Luigi Ghirri is an Italian artist that, in the years 70 has given life to a series of images unprecedented in Europe of that determined historical period. He doesn’t want to represent Italy as represented in postcards, but rather it seek the details of this land, the boundless landscapes, the most hidden corners. His photographic style can be compares to that of the American Wim Wenders: landscapes and urban environments that seem to be put into a precise geometric scheme. The modus operandi of Ghirri is the one who belongs to the observer which is sincerely attached to his native Country.
Another huge landscape photography exponent is Giovanni Chiaramonte, which, like Luigi Ghirri, mainly focused his artistic career during the 70s, With an extremely realistic eye, Chairamonte places Italy at the center of his artworks. In his photos, every concrete shape, every little detail is part of a labrinth, it’s part of a mirror and mystery.
More contemporary, Luca Locatelli is one of the winners of the Sony World Photography Awards (the biggest competition of photography in the world). The italian photographer has obtained the first awards in the landscape section with the marble valley of Torano, in the North of Italy. A real mine of “white gold” which the human being is trying to take since the ancient Rome to Michelangelo. An amazing view captured by Locatelli with the using of different drones.
Text Giulia Ambrosetti