Ruvo di Puglia, 1983

About Luigi Ghirri

Italian photographer Luigi Ghirri established his reputation with documentary-meets-surrealistic snapshots of contemporary Italian life. Ghirri’s small prints appear modest, but their cinematic qualities and whimsical perspectives hint at the dualities and contradictions of everyday life. Washed-out colors evoke memories, which Ghirri uses to explore the hidden details in banal scenes. He was influenced by other snapshot photographers such as William Eggleston and Lee Friedlander, and his aesthetic and conceptual concerns also evoked the New Topographics.

Italian, 1943-1992

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
LUIGI GHIRRI curated by Urs Stahel, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich
2015
MAI 36 SHOWROOM, Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich
2015
Showroom, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich
2014
1984?, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich