Eredi Ghirri archive.
The celebrated photographer’s innovative insight is among the most important contributions to photography of the second half of the 1900s. In 1982 Ghirri set off on a personal journey across Apulia and took hundreds of photographs: back then, an important selection of these shots was exhibited at Fiera del Levante in Bari.
Ghirri’s family have gathered film negatives and original photographs to recreate the artist’s journey through the images he captured. Ghirri loved Apulia dearly and he often returned to this region with friends that were very close to him, such as the singer Lucio Dalla, the author Gianni Celati and the Apulian intellectual and photographer Gianni Leone.
This important photographic collection, which includes pieces that will be exhibited for the first time, will be hosted by the Pino Pascali Foundation and will be accompanied by a precious publication, the only one which includes works by the artist dedicated to an Italian region. The volume contains texts written by Arturo Carlo Quintavalle, art historian, and includes an interview by Rosalba Branà, director of the Pino Pascali Foundation, with Gianni Leone. Published by Mack Books, it will be distributed internationally and will offer citizens around the world the image of Apulia as seen through the eyes of one of the greatest Italian artists. The lyricism of his photographs manages to capture the deep and authentic identity of this amazing territory, in a way that is currently highly sought after by a new typology of sustainable tourism.