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In parole povere. Un’autobiografia con immagini

“If you are a real photographer you always shoot, even without a film, even without a camera \’, here is one of the credos of Gianni Berengo Gardin\’s life, profession and character. Gianni is one of the most sensitive, attentive and committed photographers of our country: he has narrated the Italian life in recent years in a unique way.

In simple terms. An autobiography with images traces the thread of his profession, which is also a passion, and unravels it through a long biographical story, full of encounters, travels, stories, images.

It reports, above all, the attentive sensitivity with which Berengo Gardin as always looked at the reality and the people; the same sensitivity that is the fundamental equipment for all reportage photographers. The world of Berengo Gardin is our world.

The text, narrated in first person and collected by his daughter Susanna, is introduced by a Letter to his friend Gianni, written by the Photographer and Writer Ferdinando Scianna, and a conversation on the photographs taken, and those to be done, between Gianni Berengo Gardin and Roberto Koch.


Gianni Berengo Gardin (Santa Margherita Ligure, 1930). His work has been focused on reportage photography, social investigation, architectural documentation and environmental description. In 1995 he won the Leica Oskar Barnack Award. He is the author of over 250 volumes and his works has been shown in the best international museums. His book published by Contrasto: Gianni Berengo Gardin, Il libro dei libri, Manicomi, Venezia e le grandi navi, Vera fotografia, La più gioconda veduta del mondo.