Massimo Minini writes about Letizia Battaglia: “I have understood she is not a photographer: she is a human being who has had enough of living in such a dirty world”. Or, about Mario Cresci: “His work expands the borders of photographic knowledge by adding new experiences that prove that photography is a tool for making art and not a field separate from the other arts”. About Dondero: “The world smiles for the Leica of Mario (Dondero) and falls silent waiting for a sign…” One sentence definitively sheds light on the insuppressibly professional and generous relationship of Minini with the world of photography. It is dedicated to Ghirri
: “Luigi Ghirri discovered me late, but not so late that I was exhausted. I still have some energies and ideas, and I try to apply myself to making the work of this visionary smoker travel from the world of photography to that of the arts tout court, no longer in that photo-photo ghetto”. ––Giovanna Calvenzi
contains short texts on photography and photographers, written and published in recent years. The texts are “linked together” by a short story in the style of Boccaccio and Italo Calvino. Published for an exhibition in a sculpture museum, the Studio Museo Francesco Messina in Milan, it also includes photographs that speak of sculpture, like the section dedicated to Adolfo Wildt (La Martire
, 1895) and another section with works by Mimmo Paladino.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition “Photosensibile” at Studio Museo Francesco Messina in Milan from April 10 to May 13, 2018.