Some recent Ghirri exhibitions (2013)

GHIRRI cop9In 2013 the MAXXI (Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo) in Rome held a major retrospective of Ghirri’s work, curated by Francesca Fabiani, Laura Gasparini and Giuliano Sergio: ‘Luigi Ghirri, ‘Pensare per immagini’’ (23 April-27 October 2013):



6320The MAXXI Ghirri retrospective is currently being exhibited in Brazil, thanks to the Instituto Moreira Salles, first in Sao Paulo (23 Nov 2013 – 26 Jan 2014) and then in Rio de Janeiro (6 Feb 2014 – 13 April 2014): This is the first exhibition of Ghirri’s work in Brazil.



Here are two articles in Brazilian Portuguese, which appeared in ZUM 3 (Revista de Fotografia) in 2012:


In May 2014 the exhibition will move to Reggio Emilia in occasion of ‘Fotografia Europea 2014’:

In Reggio Emilia the ‘Fototeca’ of the Panizzi Library (directed by Laura Gasparini) holds Luigi Ghirri’s photographic archive, which comprises over 180,000 images. The archive can be consulted online:

(posted by Marina Spunta)


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I am Senior Lecturer in Italian at the School of Modern Languages, University of Leicester. I have a first degree in Modern Languages and Literature (Bologna), an MPhil in Applied Linguistics (Exeter) and a PhD in Italian Studies (Birmingham). My research interests include Contemporary Italian Literature; Cultural Studies; Space, Place and Landscape Studies; Orality and Vocality in Literature; Postwar Italian Cinema and Documentary; Visual Studies; Literature and Photography (especially the work of Luigi Ghirri). I currently teach various undergraduate modules in contemporary Italian fiction and photography, cinema, language and linguistics and contribute to a module on the MA in Film and Film Cultures. I have supervised two successful PhD students in Italian literature and cinema.

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