A thanks to the students of these university lectures given by Luigi Ghirri: a very pleasant text and a great start to take a serious interest in photography.

Most of the argumentations are more individual than universal – they show the personal point of view of the photographer (investigating the threshold, transparencies) but they are excellent incentives to start cleaning one’s view (to quote others), analyze in critical way the reality, experiment.

As he says, you have to activate a mental process, activate the gaze and begin to discover things that you have never seen, even giving new meanings to the elements.

This is the best lesson possible: don’t rigidly follow the rules (techniques or aesthetic dogmas), but do Research, develop a method and a critical eye through the intention.

Bonus: in the website of the archive you can find a selection of his work:

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