11 July-26 August 2012. Triennale pays homage to the Italian master photographer Luigi Ghirri (1943-1992). In 1984 Ghirri decided to organize an exhibition, held at the Bari’s picture gallery, which displayed famous photographs of the Italian landscape, among the others by Gabriele Basilico and Mimmo Jodice. After many years this Journey in Italy travels to Milan and offers a great occasion to discover how some of the best international photographers have interpreted this country, documenting its cities and faces without any stereotypes or commonplaces.
Ghirri started photographing in 1970, comparing himself with conceptual artists and looking for natural and artificial signs in the landscapes. Since 1980 he came closer to architecture photography. His colourful landscapes seem suspended, unrealistic and in some cases metaphysical. They often don’t immortalize any human figure, but always have some traces of the human operated.