Forty large images by Luca Campigotto (Venice, 1962), offer a journey through nature as a path of initiation and necessity of a photographer’s work, amidst historical references and evocations of films. A combination of the portrayal of spaces and transformation of memory, vast scenes fixed in the intensity of their lights create a ballade for the eye. Steeped in history and expectations, the photographs here evoke the soul of places as if they were inescapable documents of a world that is destined to disappear. The pictures on display here offer a wide selection from the publication My Wild Places (Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, 2010) including 67 photographs in colour and black and white that were taken by the author in different parts of the world over a period of twenty years.
Born in Venice in 1962. Lives and works in Milan. He holds a degree in modern history, has been photographing landscape, architecture, and industry since the 1980s. Between 1995 and 2000 he published three books about Venice and also photographed the mountains where the Italian battles of the First World War took place.
In 1996 he began linking his research to the theme of travel, realizing projects on Cairo, London, New York, Chicago, Tokyo, the Route of the Casbahs in Morocco, Angkor in Cambodia, the desert of Atacama in Chile, Patagonia, Easter Island, India, Yemen, Iran, and Lapland.
He has exhibited at: Mois de la Photo, Paris; Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal; MAXXI, Rome; Venice Biennale; Festival della Fotografia, Rome; MEP, Paris; Galleria Gottardo, Lugano; IVAM, Valencia; The Art Museum, Miami; and The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami.
His works are held in private and public collections, in Italy and in several foreign countries.
He has always pursued an interest in writing and is currently working on a book project that links his poetry and photographs.