Luigi Ghirri (Italy, 1943–1992) was an extraordinary photographer, as well as a writer whose career was so rich and varied that it seems like a lesson in the contemporary history of the medium… Uncannily prescient, Ghirri shared the sensibility of what became known in the U.S. as the New Color and the New Topographics movements before they had even been named. Like his counterparts in Italian cinema, Ghirri believed the local and the universal were inseparable, and that life’s…

Luigi Ghirri (Italy, 1943–1992) was an extraordinary photographer, as well as a writer whose career was so rich and varied that it seems like a lesson in the contemporary history of the medium… Uncannily prescient, Ghirri shared the sensibility of what became known in the U.S. as the New Color and the New Topographics movements before they had even been named. Like his counterparts in Italian cinema, Ghirri believed the local and the universal were inseparable, and that life’s…

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Tellaro, Italy, 1980 by Luigi Ghirri -

Tellaro, Italy, 1980 by Luigi Ghirri -

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© The Estate of Luigi Ghirri. Find out more about Luigi Ghirri's work at http://fotografiaitaliana.wordpress.com/2013/05/02/luigi-ghirri/

© The Estate of Luigi Ghirri. Find out more about Luigi Ghirri's work at http://fotografiaitaliana.wordpress.com/2013/05/02/luigi-ghirri/

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Off the Shelf: Our Photo Booth blog revisits Aperture's "It's Beautiful Here, Isn't It..."Brest, 1972, from Diaframma II, 1/125. Image Estate of Luigi Ghirri/Courtesy Aperture Foundation.

Off the Shelf: Our Photo Booth blog revisits Aperture's "It's Beautiful Here, Isn't It..."Brest, 1972, from Diaframma II, 1/125. Image Estate of Luigi Ghirri/Courtesy Aperture Foundation.

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