Cretto di Burri – Oliviero Toscani
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This edition of Fashion Eye showcases the cultural city of Cretto di Burri through the eyes of leading photographer Oliviero Toscani. more
His unique approach draws on abstraction as a main-stay of his pictorial work. Covering part of the ruins of Gibellina in Sicily, which was devastated by an earthquake in 1968, Toscani’s photography documents Alberto Burri’s masterpiece of land art and its culturally significant history. He uses a combination of close-up, high- and wide-angle shots to create a unique perspective and understanding of the space, with iconic conceptual inscriptions to commemorate the tragedy traced on the white concrete slabs.
Known for his controversial and thought-provoking work, Tuscany-based high-fashion photographer Toscani has spearheaded campaigns for United Colors of Benetton, as well as raising critical awareness for anorexia. His work has been featured in international publications including Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and Vogue, with cutting-edge ideas that challenge societal paradigms and dare to break the rules.