"Thirty years ago in 1983, Italian photographer Guido GUIDI created a short photographic series, taken inside a room in Preganziol, Italy.
The sixteen images which make up 'Preganziol, 1983' were taken within the confines of four bare walls. The only light is emitted through two windows which sit crossways from one another.
'Preganziol, 1983' is, at first glance, a simple exploration of light, a photographer’s exercise in how to define and describe physical space within a photograph and how light shapes these descriptions.
On closer inspection the series is multi-layered: GUIDI’s portraits of a room alludes to the idea of the camera obscura; exterior vistas allude to the Albertian window; blank walls create an aura of emptiness and abandonment; and the shifting of light across the walls signifies the movement of time.
GUIDIi’s skill as a photographer and craftsman of the image is evident here, and this conceptual sequence is charged by a leitmotif running through Guidi’s work: the void, the knowledge that beyond the frame reality goes on unfolding, immeasurable, endless." (publisher's note, © Mack Books, 2013)
About the photographer, Guido GUIDI (b.1941 in Cesena, IT):
Guido GUIDI lives and works in Cesena. His work, spanning over more than 40 years, has focused on rural and suburban landscapes in Italy and Europe.
Guido GUIDI’s photographs have been exhibited extensively, including at Fotomuseum Winterthur (2014); Venice Biennale (2004); Canadian Centre for Architecture (2001); Guggenheim Museum, New York (1994); and Centre Pompidou, Paris (1989), among other institutions.
The photographer, Guido GUIDI, has published numerous books, including
'Guardando A Est' (2015 );
'Preganziol, 1983' (2013);
'A New Map of Italy' (2011); and
'Due fotografi per il Teatro Bonci' (co-authored by Luigi GHIRRI, 1983),
among other titles.
Since 1986 GUIDI has taught photography at various Italian universities, and since 2001 he has been a visiting professor at the IUAV, Venice.
- Pb, (no dust jacket, as issued), 28 x 39 x 1,5 cm., 40 pp., 16 color ills., text language: English, Ltd. to 1,000 numbered copies