A vanishing Italy in the images of cult photographer Gianni Berengo Gardena

Gianni Berengo Gardin (Gianni Berengo Gardin) — one of the legendary Italian photographers, more than half a century he catches the lens of his camera the beautiful moments of life of their homeland. He is a staunch supporter of traditional film photography, believing that only she can convey a fleeting moment of real life.

A vanishing Italy in the images of cult photographer Gianni Berengo GardenaIn the works of Gianni Berengo Gardin captures the fleeting allure of urban landscapes of Rome and Venice.

In his black-and-white photographs – life, changeable and fickle. Photographer longingly reminisces about the past, nostalgic for the days when his favorite city was not yet crowded with tourists and it was possible to find quiet places to escape from the hustle and bustle.

A vanishing Italy in the images of cult photographer Gianni Berengo Gardena

Women in black with geese. 1979

Today 88-year-old Gardin has published more than 250 books and still continues to work. With camera at the ready, he travels to favorite places to find new subjects for his photographic stories.

A vanishing Italy in the images of cult photographer Gianni Berengo Gardena

The picture was taken at the Exhibition Palace in Rome, 1965

Speaking of modern times, Curtains have always stressed that it was difficult to find the romance inherent in the Venetian streets half a century ago.

A vanishing Italy in the images of cult photographer Gianni Berengo Gardena

The picture was taken on the Lido, Venice, 1958

Gardin was born in Genoa in 1930. In Venice he moved after the war, and photography for a long time was for him only a hobby. One day his uncle gave him an illustrated edition of the American photographers Walker Evans and Dorothea lang, and then Gianni realized the unlimited possibilities of the camera.

A vanishing Italy in the images of cult photographer Gianni Berengo Gardena

The picture was taken in St. Mark's square, Venice, 1959

Curtains is known for its diverse imagery: that it relieves the patients of the psychiatric hospital here on his picture of the youth, dancing on the beach to the sound of the gramophone, that factory workers Olivetti.

A vanishing Italy in the images of cult photographer Gianni Berengo Gardena

The picture was taken in La Spezia, 2005

Gianni Gardin against any distortion of the image, it compares the pictures processed in Photoshop, with a special kind of fraud. He calls himself a real photographer and an apologist for a dying art. Total age of smartphones, it remains true to the traditional camera and time-tested methods of shooting.

A vanishing Italy in the images of cult photographer Gianni Berengo Gardena

In vaporetto, 1960

A vanishing Italy in the images of cult photographer Gianni Berengo Gardena

The picture was taken in Venice, 1958

A vanishing Italy in the images of cult photographer Gianni Berengo Gardena

In St. Mark's square, 1960

A vanishing Italy in the images of cult photographer Gianni Berengo Gardena

Normandy, 1933

A vanishing Italy in the images of cult photographer Gianni Berengo Gardena

The scene at sea, Catania, 2001

A vanishing Italy in the images of cult photographer Gianni Berengo Gardena

Genoa, 2002

A vanishing Italy in the images of cult photographer Gianni Berengo Gardena

Portrait photographer Gianni Berengo Gardin

Keywords: 20th century | Italy | Masters of photography | Photographer

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