List of photobooks by Ghirri, Luigi

Luigi Ghirri was an Italian photographer, deceased prematurely at the age of 49 in 1992.

A self-taught photographer, he mostly worked in the public space and documented the Italy of the 1970s & 1980s, in color.

Many of the books published during his lifetime, including the first one "Kodachrome" (1978) -and all the ones in the French language- were published by Contrejour, a publishing house created and managed by his long-time friend and photographer Claude Nori.

Claude Nori published a tribute photobook to his friend titled "Luigi Ghirri l'amico infinito" in 2019.

MACK are-published "Kodachrome" in 2012, then published several other photobooks of the works of Ghirri, including "The Map and the Territory" / "Cartes et Territoires" for an exhibition at Jeu de Paume, Paris (2018), "Per Strada" (2018) and "Colazione sull'Erba" (2019) and a book of texts; "The Complete Essays 1973–1991" (2016).

© Portrait by Claude Nori, in the book "Ghirri, l'amico infinito"

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  • Presentation by Case Publishing: " This catalogue accompanies Luigi Ghirri's solo exhibition « Works from the 1970s » at Taka Ishii Gallery and is centered around photographs created during the 1970s, arguably Ghirri's most important creative period. By redefining photography as a concept and as an act, Ghirri's work has played an important role in...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "Luigi Ghirri (1943–1992) started writing about photography from the moment he became a photographer: for his own publications, for Italian magazines and newspapers, as well as private reflections committed to paper, where his thoughts would settle and then often depart in new directions. Published for the first time in English,...

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  • Seconde édition, parue en 2012 chez Mack. L'édition originale de 1978 (Contrejour en France, Punto e Virgola en Italie) figure dans Le Livre de Photographies : Une Histoire (Vol. 1, p. 231), mais cet ouvrage a été fort peu commenté à sa sortie. A posteriori, Martin Parr et Gerry Badger attribuent à Luigi Ghirri - au travers de Kodachrome - une influence...

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