Massimo Minini writes about Letizia Battaglia: “I have understood she is not a photographer: she is
a human being who has had enough of living in such a dirty world”. Or, about Mario Cresci: “His
work expands the borders of photographic knowledge by adding new experiences that prove that
photography is a tool for making art and not a field separate from the other arts”. About Dondero:
“The world smiles for the Leica of Mario (Dondero) and falls silent waiting for a sign…” One
sentence definitively sheds light on the insuppressibly professional and generous relationship of
Minini with the world of photography. It is dedicated to Ghirri: “Luigi Ghirri discovered me late, but
not so late that I was exhausted. I still have some energies and ideas, and I try to apply myself to
making the work of this visionary smoker travel from the world of photography to that of the arts
tout court, no longer in that photo-photo ghetto”. ––Giovanna Calvenzi
Luce contains short texts on photography and photographers, written and published in recent
years. The texts are “linked together” by a short story in the style of Boccaccio and Italo Calvino.
Published for an exhibition in a sculpture museum, the Studio Museo Francesco Messina in Milan,
it also includes photographs that speak of sculpture, like the section dedicated to Adolfo Wildt (La
Martire, 1895) and another section with works by Mimmo Paladino.