Since 1948 Nino Migliori’s photography has been one of the most elaborated and interesting paths in European image culture. The beginnings appear divided between neo-realistic photography with a peculiar idea of sequential narrative, and experimentation on materials. On the one hand, almost immediately a corpus emerged from the dominant style of the time, Neorealism: a vision of reality founded on the primacy of the 'popular', with its subordinates regionalism and humanitarianism. On the other Migliori produces off-camera photographs, works that have no comparison in the global photography scene, only understandable if read in the context of the most advanced side of European informalism whose outcomes often-anticipated some of the best-known among pictorial episodes. Research will continue over the years, involving other materials and techniques such as polaroid and bleaching.Read More
Since the end of the 1960s his work has taken a clear conceptual turn, a direction that will start to prevail in the following years. Experienced, sensitive explorer and alternative reader, his visual productions have always been characterised by a great visionary ability that is infused in an original and unedited body of work. New scenarios and seductions where the project becomes composition, exploration of new territory, and a standpoint of critical reflection. Reflection on the use of photography, on its testimony through the discovery of renewed gestures and contaminations.
He is the author who best represents the extraordinary adventure of photography that, as a documentary tool, takes on values and content related to art, experimentation and amusement. Today Migliori is considered a true architect of vision. Every work is the result of a precise project on the power of the image, a theme that has characterised his whole production.
Text courtesy M77.