Guido Guidi (b. 1941) lives and works in Cesena.
His work has focused on rural and suburban landscapes in Italy and Europe. In the 1970s he began investigating Italy’s man-altered landscape. Working in marginal and decayed spaces with a (8”×10”) camera, Guidi creates dense sequences intended as meditations on the meaning of landscape, photography, and seeing
He has been part of the collective project Viaggio in Italia lead by Luigi Ghirri.
He followed, among other courses, the ones offered by Bruno Zevi, Carlo Scarpa, L. Veronesi, and Italo Zannier. He started taking pictures in 1956 and continuously in 1966.
Since 1989 he has taught Photography at Accademia di Belle Arti in Ravenna and he is part of the scientific commettee for the project “Linea di Confine” (Rubiera, RE). Since 2001 he has taught at the IUAV Design e Art faculty in Venice.
Guidi’s photographs have been exhibited extensively, including at Fotomuseum Winterthur, Venice Biennale, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Guggenheim Museum, New York and Centre Pompidou
He has published numerous books with MACK, Loosestrife Edition, and Walther Koenig among the others.
Books by Guido Guidi
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