Francis Giacobetti. “When I am frightened, I invent an image.” – Goethe. Thirty years ago, a cult book published by Phaidon Press Limited created a stir in the world of photography. Techniques of the World’s Great Photographers included Francis Giacobetti in the very closed circle of the world’s forty greatest photographers since the beginning of photography.
Those whose style is instantly recognizable. Daguerre, Henry Fox Talbot, Nadar, Roger Fenton, Lewis Carroll, Eadweard Muybridge, Alfred Stieglitz, Atget, Baron de Meyer, Edward Steichen, August Sander, Edward Weston, Paul Strand, Weegee, Man Ray, Kertész, Blumenfeld, Cartier-Bresson, Brassaï, Bill Brandt, Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, Robert Frank, Irving Penn, Joel Meyerovitz, Francis Giacobetti.
In principle all these men have nothing in common. Except that they are inventors of images, and that they all have the same occupation: “freezing life for an instant to enclose it in an image.” And what a beautiful way of living it is to watch women, men and, little children moving inside a small rectangle.
Formerly, there were two Pirelli calendars, as well as the visual bible of great photographers, and several hundred award-winning exhibitions. (read more here)
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