It's Beautiful Here Isn't It... is the title of both a book and exhibition featuring the work of photographer Luigi Ghirri who revolutionized Italian photography in the 1970s, influencing the work of other great artists like Olivo Barbieri, Martin Parr and William Eggleston. Ghirri, who died in 1992, included an assortment of maps, billboards, books, advertisements and other objects within his work, creating three-dimensional collages out of it all. A quote from William Eggleston in the book's preface sums it up nicely, "He teases the viewer about what is real and what is not."
Artist: Luigi Ghirri
Luigi Ghirri's exhibition, It's Beautiful Here Isn't It... opens at the Aperture Gallery on Friday, November 7 and runs through January 29.
Marina di Ravenna, 1986, from Il profilo delle nuvole (The outline of clouds)
Ceramiche Marazzi, 1983
All images © the Estate of Luigi Ghirri