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Luigi Ghirri

‘Areas of Memory’


San Cataldo Cemetery, Modena; the ossuary in winter, 1985

Collaborator of Aldo Rossi since 1983, when he photographed San Cataldo Cemetery for magazine Lotus International, Luigi Ghirri (1943-1992) maintained until his death a fruitful dialogue with the Milanese master, with whom he shared an interest in researching the ways of representing reality. Writer, editor, and teacher aside from photographer, the Italian artist focussed on landscapes and their artificial transformation. His images gradually moved from the conceptual to the symbolic and, in Rossi’s words: ‘‘They are ‘something new’ that only an artist is able to recognize. And in them I see something I was looking for, and that I had never found.’’ ... [+]

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