Gabriele Basilico

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Gabriele Basilico (1944–13 February 2013) was an Italian photographer. He defined himself as a measurer of space.[1]

Born in Milan, after studying architecture Basilico began his profession as a photographer devoting to landscape photography and more particularly to architectural photography. To give him international fame in 1982, it was a photographic report on the industrial areas of Milan (Ritratti di Fabbriche, Sugarco).[2] In the mid 80s he was part of the group of photographers committed by the French Government to document the transformation of the Transalpine landscape.[2] In 1991 with the celebrated Beirut 1991 he documented the war effects on the Lebanese capital.[1][2] His last work was showed in December 2012, at the inauguration of new square Gae Aulenti in Milan: a series of photographs that portrayed the Porta Nuova Project from its inception.[3]

He worked mostly with a view camera and film in black and white.

He received the Osella d'Oro at the 1996 Venice Biennale.[4]


  1. ^ a b Mario Calabresi (14 February 2013). "Gabriele Basilico, la poesia del misuratore di spazi". La Stampa. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Redazione Milano (13 February 2013). "È morto il fotografo Gabriele Basilico". Il Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Piero Negri (13 February 2013). "È morto Gabriele Basilico il fotografo delle città". La Stampa. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Hopkinson, Amanda (25 February 2013). "Gabriele Basilico obituary". The Guardian. 

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