Luigi Ghirri: a forerunner of Instagram

Jan 24, 2015 1111

by Jane Huson

In a world where color photographs are ubiquitous, we tend to be unaware of its humble beginnings. Born in Scandiano, Italy in 1943, Luigi Ghirri became a champion of contemporary photography. He pioneered color photography, often taking snapshots of landscape and architecture.

Having studied graphic design and land surveying in college, Ghirri began photography in his 30s. He experimented with color photography through photographing parks, beaches, and urban scenes in Emilia Romagna and throughout Italy.

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Fonte: L'italo-Americano

 

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