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Guido Guidi
1941, Cesena
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Guido Guidi was born in 1941 in Cesena, where he lives and works. In 1956, he moved to Venice where he studied first Architecture and later Industrial Design at the IUAV, taking courses with Luigi Veronesi and Italo Zannier, among others. In the vibrant atmosphere of this period in Venice, Guidi decided to devote himself full-time to photography. Since the late 1960s, he has conducted significant research on the landscape and its transformations, while also experimenting with the language of photography.
For many years, he has combined his photographic activity with teaching and promoting photography. In 1989 in Rubiera (Reggio Emilia), he founded Linea di Confine per la Fotografia Contemporanea along with Paolo Costantini and William Guerrieri. In the same year, he started teaching photography at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Ravenna. Since 2001, he also teaches at the IUAV in Venice.

Guido Guidi has been one of the first photographers in Italy to document the marginal, non-spectacular landscape of the provinces. He began this work in the 1970s, photographing spontaneous construction in eastern Romagna (1971–72), the Strada Romea (1975–90) and the industrial areas in Porto Marghera and Ravenna (1983–97). All of these images focus on liminal places well-known to the photographer and share an open, probing quality. Guidi’s work of many years is indeed an operation of “stratigraphic digging”. Without forcing any preconceived ideas, he methodically gathers signs of the past and present: his photographs bring to light the accumulated traces of man, inspiring thought – his own and that of others – upon viewing the photograph, in the unending search for answers to the confusion aroused by an ever-changing and increasingly precarious reality.

Lands of Men

Palazzo Gromo Losa, Biella

27 ottobre 2017 - 7 gennaio 2018

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Quattro

Barbieri, Fossati, Guidi, Niedermayr

27th March | 5th June 2011

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Guido Guidi,
Gibellina, 2 XI 89, 1989
contact print from 20 x 25 cm negative on 24 x 30 cm paper
© l’artista

Guido Guidi,
17771 Gibellina 2 XI 89, 1989
contact print from 20 x 25 cm negative on 24 x 30 cm paper
© the artist

Guido Guidi,
Guardando verso sud, Monte Grappa, august, 1988
contact print from 20 x 25 cm negative on 24 x 30 cm paper
© the artist

Guido Guidi,
Guardando verso nord-ovest, Monte Grappa, august, 1988
contact print from 20 x 25 cm negative on 24 x 30 cm paper
© the artist

Guido Guidi,
Guardando verso ovest, Monte Grappa, august, 1988
contact print from 20 x 25 cm negative on 24 x 30 cm paper
© the artist

Guido Guidi,
Guardando verso sud-ovest, Monte Grappa, august, 1988
contact print from 20 x 25 cm negative on 24 x 30 cm paper
© the artist

Guido Guidi,
Marghera, Via Galvani, 1993
contact print from 20 x 25 cm negative on 24 x 30 cm paper
© the artist

Guido Guidi,
Marghera, Via delle Industrie, 1990
contact print from 20 x 25 cm negative on 24 x 30 cm paper
© the artist

Guido Guidi,
Rimini Nord, ottobre 1981, 1981
contact print from 20 x 26 cm negative on 24 x 30 cm paper
© the artist

Guido Guidi,
13829 Cesena, 2000
contact print from 20 x 25 cm negative on 24 x 30 cm paper
© the artist

Guido Guidi,
Gardenia, Reggio Emilia, 18_05_1996, 1996
contact print from 8 x 10 cm negative on 24 x 30 cm paper
© the artist

Guido Guidi,
Chioggia 06_04_20102010
contact print from 8×10 cm negative on 30 x 24 cm paper
© the artist