Author(s): Geoff Dyer (introduction)
In his time, artist and photographer Luigi Ghirri renewed our way of looking at the world. His documentary-style yet surrealistic snapshots of contemporary Italian life established his reputation in the field, and his dedication to the art form brings us to the threshold of the metaphysical. Ghirri left behind a copious amount of work, which is being sifted through and examined in order to understand his particular genius. Published in this volume are the lessons he gave in 1989 and 1990, which are fundamental for anyone who desires to understand technique and imagination when it comes to taking pictures. Includes an introduction by Geoff Dyer and biographical text by Gianni Celati.