The famous photographer, with his innovative gaze among the most significant of the second half of the twentieth century, undertook a personal trip to Puglia in 1982, taking over a hundred photos: an important selection among these was then exhibited at the Fiera del Levante in Bari.
The Ghirri family, through negatives and original photos, reconstructed the journey through images of the Emilian photographer who loved Puglia so much and who repeatedly returned there together with dear friends such as Lucio Dalla, the writer Gianni Celati and the intellectual and Apulian photographer Gianni Leone.
This important photographic corpus, partially unpublished, will be exhibited at the Pino Pascali Foundation, accompanied by a precious publication, the only one by the artist dedicated to an Italian region, with texts by Arturo Carlo Quintavalle, art historian, and an interview by Rosalba Branà, director of the Pino Pascali Foundation in Gianni Leone. Published by Mack Books, it will have an international distribution and will offer citizens from all over the world the image of Puglia through the gaze of one of the greatest Italian artists, with his shots that tell the territory a lyricism that captures that deep and authentic that the new type of responsible tourism seeks.
The book will be presented in February 2022 on the occasion of the finissage of the exhibition and on the anniversary of the thirtieth anniversary of the death of Luigi Ghirri.