Tuesday 19 July 2016, 20:00 - 21:30
Talk Like a Photographer

Guido Guidi

A YAP FEST 2016 event
on the occasion of the exhibition Extraordinary Visions. L’Italia ci guarda
MAXXI Piazza, YAP Space
Individual admittance € 5,00 – admittance to 5 seminars € 20,00 – free for myMAXXI cardholders
Ticket purchasers may take advantage of a reduced price museum entrance for one week following issue

What are the stories and the anecdotes that lie behind a photo?

A series of seminars in which the great protagonists of contemporary Italian photography reveal the work that lies behind a painstakingly composed photo or one captured in the blink of an eye.

In the third seminar we meet Guido Guidi in conversation with Antonello Frongia and Laura Moro. Guidi is one of the masters of the Italian photographic tradition who, from the 1980s, has placed the real connotation of the landscape at the centre of his investigations, developing his own strand of research and exploring its complexity through a reiterated “gaze”.

In the face of a landscape as difficult to define as the contemporary one, Guidi’s work seems to want to propose an approach: that of listening.

It is a reading of reality that is found in the photographs realised along the A4 Turin-Venice autostrada for the MAXXI exhibition Atlante Italiano, images composed of a few essential elements in which the deliberately unfocussed planes translates into form the mental process of focussing.

Speakers
Antonello Frongia photography historian, Roma Tre University
Laura Moro Director, Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione (ICCD)
Guido Guidi photographer