La lunga strada di sabbia (The long sandy road) During the months of June, July and August 2019, I followed the long sandy road traced by the writer Pier Paolo Pasolini in the story “La Lunga Strada di Sabbia” of the summer of 1959. From Ventimiglia to Trieste, the book defines a route there that of the boot around the Italian coast, which I followed 70 years later in order to offer a photographic interpretation. “If photography is a journey, it is not in the classic sense suggested by this word, it is rather an itinerary that we draw with a lot of deviations and detours, chances and improvisations, a zigzagging line. “. Luigi Ghirri This project stems first of all from an insatiable desire to discover Italy today, with the idea of being guided from the Franco-Italian border by the vision and words of a poet, who will say later of his account “that he did not go beyond his first feeling”. So allowing me to put it in parallel with some of his more committed writings, which have...
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