Guido Guidi – In Sardegna
Publisher: MACK Books, 2019
3 paperback volumes, each with a tipped in photograph, housed in a slipcase. Includes a bilingual booklet, 424 pages
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These three volumes encompass the complete evolution of the work of the renowned Italian photographer, Guido Guidi. Made in Sardinia on two trips separated by forty years, the two books not only mark the stylistic development in the work of Guidi but also the historical shifts and changes on the remote island.
The first trip was on Guidi’s honeymoon in 1974, and with a Nikon F and a FIAT 127 he made a series of black and white photographs which reflect the social and political climate of Sardinia in the post-sixties era. The second visit, in 2011, involved 3 cameras – a Hasselblad, a Deardorff 8×10 and a digital Canon – and the now well-known Guidi palette of tender, almost resigned colour.
“Guidi’s eye is rigorous and subtle” – Teju Cole, The New York Times
“His photography captures details, placing them at the centre of the viewer’s attention and preserving them over time.” – Luigi Fassi