The visionary and creative shots of day-to-day reality by a child of our time. Considered by many the most representative of Italian photographers, for almost fifty years Gianni Berengo Gardin has been a narrator attentive to everyday life in all its multiple aspects and in its evolution, having immortalized the story of Italy in over 1,250,000 pictures. For his work, he prefers black and white because "color distracts the photographer and the viewer." And the images are what counts. People, objects, close-ups, historical monuments. Images that are concrete, never abstract, but above all real images. It's hard not to perceive the creative and visionary component of his snapshots, however much they are attentive to the day-to-day reality of humanity and its communities.
Denis Curti is a photography critic, journalist, curator of exhibitions, and expert on the photography market. He is vice president of Forma-Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, director of the Milan branch of the Contrasto Photo Agency, and since 2006 director of the photography and visual design master program at the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan. He teaches the photographic culture at several Italian universities like the Bocconi, the University of Milan, IULM, and Sacro Cuore.