gianni berengo gardin photography
‘fontiere – la prima volta’ image © gianni berengo gardin
after becoming a photojournalist, his simple yet raw language started to develop. for berengo, it was not about art or about the act
of photography, but the process of documentation. however, his images resonated with people. they did more than
just provide information — instead he captured surreal moments which spoke to the subtle oddities of the human condition.
computerized post-production. he leaves all his images raw, exactly as he shot them. he believes that making an image more attractive
in post-production is artificial, clashing with his engrained photojournalistic instincts. the power of photography lies in its close connection
to reality. modifications can make it more beautiful or compelling, but it will no longer be the truth.
‘fondazione piero della francesca’ image © gianni berengo gardin
berengo’s work, stretching from architecture and landscape to fashion, has appeared in domus, le figaro and time magazine. he has compiled 210 photographic books as well as shot for companies such as procter & gamble and olivetti. his photographs are at the museum of modern art new york and the national library in paris. currently, a twelve piece collection he produced for fantini is being shown at the bel vedere gallery.
‘venezia in vaporetto’, 1960 image © gianni berengo gardin
varese 1987 image © gianni berengo gardin
firenze, istituto psichiatrico, 1968 image © gianni berengo gardin
toscana, 1965 image © gianni berengo gardin
‘centre pompidou a parigi’ image © gianni berengo gardin
bel vedere gallery showing his photographs for fantini image © designboom
the twelve images were compiled into a calendar image © designboom
portrait of gianni berengo gardin image © designboom
‘ritratti il fotografo gianni berengo gardin’ video courtesy of mammananna
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