Gariglio, Luigi - Portraits in Prisons (New in plastic!)
Begun in 1995, this project, co-sponsored by The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, was carried out in trips through more than forty prisons in various European countries. It presents persons among persons, who by showing themselves in public manage metaphorically to regain a slice of freedom, to cancel at least some of the barriers, masks, and labels that separate them from the outside world.
Luigi Gariglio was born in Turin in 1968 and is a pupil of Gabriele Basilico. Up to date, he has published "2 a.m." (National Museum of Photography), "Portraits in Prison" (Contrasto), and "Aerospace gallery" (Baldini Castoldi).
He has won several prizes and was chosen by the Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea, for the International Photographic Research Network and European residence project, which lead him to live for three months in Finland.
He has held several solo exhibitions such as the inaugural exhibition of Forma Space in its project room, another exhibition in the Galleria Mosaico in Chiasso during the Photography Biennial, and also an exhibition at the Italian Culture Institute in Lyons.
He has furthermore exhibited at: the National Portrait Gallery of London, the Stedelijk Museum of Amsterdam, the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, the Gam of Palermo, Palazzo Reale and at the Triennale of Milan.
He has been teaching Sociologia Visuale e Usi Sociali della Fotografia (Visual Sociology and Social Practice of Photography) at the University of Turin.
Publisher: De Verbeelding; 1st edition (30 May 2007)
Hardcover: 156 pages
Item weight: 852 g
Dimensions: 21 x 2.2 x 26.4 cm
(New in plastic!)