Un fotografo d'avanguardia nell'Italia del neorealismo
“Antonio Migliori is one of the key figure in the history of photography” Arturo Carlo Quintavalle
Alinari pays homage to Nino Migliori and to his seventy years of activity in photography: a life of passionate study and research, while Italy was changing and transforming itself after the end of the war. Italy, a country that we can see through his extraordinary images carried out between Emilia and the South from 1953 to 1947. Migliori is the author that, better than any other, represents the history of photography by combining the tradition of the early photographers with the modernist artistic experiments. Nino Migliori is a great innovator, strongly linked to the study of the techniques of the pioneers of photography: for this reason he represents this deep historical harmony between past and present, tradition and innovation, always projected towards the future. A tribute to a great photographer and to Italy, portrayed in important years like those of neorealism, a tribute to photography that has been accompanying the man since over 180 years.
Nino Migliori is “photography”, from its origins up today, a continuous evolution with a still eye on traditions and techniques. The history of Migliori’s photographic language is long and complex, it’s difficult or even impossible to embed it in moments or labels, his photography is a story committed to research and study about the possibilities of linguistic expression of the photographic medium and beyond.
Annamaria Castellan, Claudio de Polo, Emanuela Sesti, Michele Smargiassi