Luca Campigotto is an Italian photographer. After earning a masters degree in modern history with a thesis on the era of great geographical dicoveries, he has specialized in the photography of landscpapes and architecture, linked to the theme of travel.
He has conducted research projects on Venice, Rome, Naples, London, New York, Chicago, the route of the Casbahs in Morocco, Angkor in Cambodia, the desert of Atacama in Chile, India, Patagonia, Easter Island, Yemen, Irand and Lapland.
Website: Luca Campigotto online
Luca Campigotto's "Nightscape" Exhibition
From 26 September to 6 January
Museum of San Domenico, Forlì IT
Luca Campigotto about his work:
"I started shooting at night thirty years ago in Venice, where I was born and raised. I wanted to escape the most obvious representation of the place trying to return a theatrical impression, a unique and timeless set design. For about fifteen years I photographed exclusively in black and white, and then began to work in color, especially in New York, my city of the heart. Over the years, I have discovered a priceless feeling of freedom: thanks to the computer, in a short time I can experience every variation of density, color and contrast - a process that stimulates my imagination and desire for discovery, allowing me to visualize things differently. Maybe, a way to lose myself - finally - not so much in the infinite possible outcomes, but in my own fantasies and memories.
My way to understand photography is closely connected to the desire to "evoke" an atmosphere or perhaps an era that allows it to last in time. I try to combine the compositional tension of the shot with the evocative force of a stroke of light. Right from the start, my work focused on two strands: the wild landscape and the night in the metropolis. For this reason Matera and Forlì come together in an extraordinary exception that tells of different eras, which tells the beauty of the never taken for granted. ".
The exhibition is open until 6 January, from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 to 19:00.
Luca Campigotto's "l'ora blu - The Blue Hour" Book Launch
During twilight there is a special moment that announces the transition from light to darkness: the so-called Blue Hour.
L'heure blue, which is very close to both poetics and photographic techniques, will be the main subject of Luca Campigotto's new book in his new exhibition, published in collaboration with the Fondazione Capri.
Campigotto presents us with a theatrical and cinematographic island. A bridge between the real and the fantastic, a capri between the guard and the dream that allows us to penetrate the fairy tale and the magical.
The Blue Hour, as a synonym for the inner universe, for contemplation: "The vision of architecture that interests and inspires me is the one that is contextualized in expanded visions and landscapes. I analyze space in a scenographic sense," says the author. And he continues: "I also hope that the "Twilight/Night" editing, which has always been my stylistic feature, can produce atmospheric and original visions.
The artist deliberately dispenses with a documentary or realistic vision and builds a space dedicated to fantasy. In this sense, Campigotto creates backdrops for new stories, which he then puts together, transforms the short narrative sequences into a collection of stories and draws attention to the sensitive and interactive element of the vision.
Luca Campigotto Official Website
Gotham City presents the photographs Campigotto has taken in and of New York. The series is exhibited as part of the Dino Ciani Festival in Cortina d’Ampezzo from July 30 to August 15, 2015.
Exhibition: Festival Dino Ciani in Cortina d’Ampezzo
Portfolio: Gotham City
Photographer Luca Campigotto
All photos were taken with ALPA.
From the exibition website: "From 15 April to 10 July 2016, the Castello Sforzesco in Milan will host “Ca’ Brütta 1921 – Giovanni Muzio Opera Prima”, an exhibition conceived and produced by Giovanni Tomaso Muzio, director of the Muzio Archives, and Giovanna Calvenzi, on the occasion of the first restoration of the building for the purposes of conservation, which has returned it to its original appearance. An intertwining of areas of expertise that opens a window onto society and raises questions about the nature of the community in an expanding city. Founder of the “Architectural – Urbanistic Movement of Renewal in Lombardy”, Giovanni Muzio designed more than 50 buildings in Milan over the course of the 20th century that left a deep mark on the city, introducing a new vision into its fabric. From the Catholic University in the context of Bramante’s courtyards to the Palazzo della Triennale, all his works answer to the principle to which Muzio would remain faithful all his life: “There is no architecture without town-planning”.
Ca’ Brütta, between Via Moscova and Via Turati, was not just his first work, but the first manifesto of a coherent vision of the relationship between building and city. The exhibition, in a dialogue between plan, drawing and photograph, is split into two sections. The first, presented in the Sala del Tesoro, offers a broad historical interpretation of the work, as an ideal synthesis of the relationship between “small town” and “big house”, supplementing the documentation in the Muzio Archives with materials from the Archivio Storico Civico and Biblioteca Trivulziana, the Civico Archivio Fotografico and the Civica Raccolta delle Stampe “Achille Bertarelli”.
The second, in the Sale Viscontee, takes the form of a grand photographic album containing the results of a new and unprecedented undertaking that has seen 30 photographers, from Gianni Berengo Gardin to Giovanni Gastel, engaged in the task of re-examining and interpreting Ca’ Brütta as a whole and in its infinite wealth of detail, on the outside and the inside, from the perspective of those who live in it or pass through it and allowing the public to grasp the poetics that the building is still able to convey today. A guiding thread to the exhibition is provided by the pictures of Ugo Mulas and Gabriele Basilico, who have photographed Giovanni Muzio’s building, a work of architecture symbolic of the Novecento movement in Milan, on many occasions over the course of the years..."
CA’ BRÜTTA 1921
Giovanni Muzio Opera Prima
Sala del Tesoro and Sale Viscontee
Castello Sforzesco, Milan
From 15 April to 10 July 2016
Website: Exhibition Ca' Brütta
Photographer's Page: Lucca Campigotto
Photographer's Page: Marco Introini
Photograph and © by Luca Campigotto
Photograph and © by Marco Introini
Luca Campigotto at Palazzo Zen in Venice (IT)
May 10, 2017 – 18.30
Palazzo Zen, Cannaregio 4924, fdm. Zen
"Yesterday, Today and Milan" images by Luca Campigotto
"Yesterday, Today and Milan" is a major exhibition dedicated to the city of Milan, composed of important photographs from the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography. It is a collection of 170 photographs and video works by over 40 photographers that date from the Second World War to the present day.
Part of this exhibition are images from ALPA photographer Luca Campigotto.
Portfolio Gotham City
Portfolio Teatri di guerra
Opening Thursday, June 18, 2015 18:30
Exhibition from June 19 to August 30, 2015
Masterpieces of the Museum of Contemporary Photography in the exhibition area of Space Oberdan:
Oberdan, Viale Vittorio Veneto 2, Milan
Hours: Tue-Fri 12-19.30; Saturday-Sunday 10-19.30. Closed on Mondays
Tel. 02 7740.6302 / 6381
Citta Metropolitana di Milano
Museum of Contemporary Photography
New Book - Luca Campigotto - Architecture of the Roman Empire
Release on Friday, April 27th 2015
at the Capitolini Museum in Rome.
45 x 65 cm, 400 pages, 140 images, cover in leather with an original print embossed, limited edition, signed and numbered. All images shot with ALPA. Published by FMR
Also on Friday, April 27th 2015
Art show opening at the Istituto centrale per la grafica.
Or on Facebook.
Photographers Page: Campigotto, Luca
BATTLES OF THE ISONZO
Between October 1915 and October 1917 twelve bloody battles were fought along the river Isonzo (Slovene Soča). The campaigns were part of the Italian/Austro-Hungarian war theater during World War I. Only the twelfth battle (also known as "Battaglia di Caporetto" or "Schlacht von Karfreit" in October/November 1917) was - with support of the Imperial German Army - successful but later seized up at the Piave.
In the end all those battles were not really decisive for the outcome of the war. But it cost over half a million casualties on both sides. None of the warring parties reached their goals. The Austro-Hungarian Empire collapsed and Italy's territorial claims to the point of Dalmatia never became reality.
TEATRI DI GUERRA
LUCA CAMPIGOTTO, 2014
The Isonzo front stands as a synonyme for the insanity of war itself and especially the war in the mountains. Luca Campigotto has vividly documented the still existing places and memorials of this campaign up in the mountains: The caves and fortifications blasted out of the rock, the abandoned bunkers, the decayed bridges and ropeways. They give us an impression how grim this absurd battle against man and nature was. They tell the stories of all those attempts to displace their opponents, blast them away from the peaks and avoid getting killed by the next avalanche or disease. Along the Isonzo war theater the Italian Kingdom lost some 50% of all their over 600,000 victims during the whole war.
André Oldani, Juni 2014
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Photographs of the World War 1 mountain theater of the Isonzo by Luca Campigotto
Opening ceremony with the Italian president Giorgio Napolitano, 30/05/2014.
The pictures are exhibited at the "Altare della Patria" (Altar of the Fatherland / Momumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II or Vittoriano) in Rome until August. The exhibition then moves on to be shown at the Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace) in Venice end of August.
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