Instituto Moreira Salles – Luigi Ghirri: Pensare per immagini/Thinking images.

  With a selection of Luigi Ghirri’s photographs montaged in between reflections on his work, these thoughts provide an overview of his techniques and style while at the same time drawing attention to his aim of understanding the world through a focus on the banal as opposed to the creation of a masterpiece. An excellent video from IMS! (Video published […]

‘Grande Successo’ / ‘Great Success’.

Emiliano-Romagnoli have reported on the great success of the Luigi Ghirri exhibition in Brazil (‘Luigi Ghirri. Pensar Por Imagens.’). The exhibition has now moved from the Insituto Moreira Salles in Säo Paolo to the Instituto Moreira Salles in Rio de Janeiro, with reports in the magazine Veja Säo Paulo and the newspaper O’Globo highlighting the […]

Some recent Ghirri exhibitions (2013)

Some recent Ghirri exhibitions (2013)

In 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):     The MAXXI Ghirri retrospective is currently being exhibited in Brazil, thanks to the Instituto […]

Speakers at the Conference (apart from Prof. Quintavalle). Photograph by Silvia Stucky.

BSR conference 9 October 2013

  Conference on Luigi Ghirri at the The British School at Rome (, 9 October 2013. The first event of the British Academy-funded project was a conference entitled ‘How to think in images? Luigi Ghirri and photography’ / ‘Come pensare per immagini? Luigi Ghirri e la fotografia’, which was held at The British School at […]

'Scandiano. Fiera di San Giuseppe', from Il profilo delle nuvole (1989). Copyright Eredi di Luigi Ghirri.

Why this project? / Perché questo progetto?

  This project stems from my interest in contemporary Italian literature and photography, in the work of  Gianni Celati, Luigi Ghirri and other writers and artists, and in space, place and landscape studies. My interest in Ghirri started to develop about ten years ago alongside my study of the literary representations of space and place in […]

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