Cinque Paesaggi, 1983-1993.
Photographs by Guido Guidi.
POSTCART / ICCD,
112 pp., 75 color and 14 black & white illustrations, 9½x11¾".
In spite to the overworn iconography of stereotyped landscapes, Guidi’s photographic research is rooted in a particular attitude to the exploration of the landscape that he likes to define - quoting Cesare Zavattini as “random and commonplace”. It’s a type of landscape that recombines a variety of elements. Sometimes it is the outcome of casual encounters, sometimes it is the result from careful investigations and repeated verifications. Guidi’s preference for “marginal” landscapes is, therefore, an opportunity to reflect on the nature of photography. The teching of a great photographer, to help us gain a greater awareness of the world around us.