The Italian-Limburg photographer Franco Gori was born in Lucca in 1952. He is well-known locally for his photography for local newspaper Dagbl…
The Italian-Limburg photographer Franco Gori was born in Lucca in 1952. He is well-known locally for his photography for local newspaper Dagblad de Limburger. Franco moved with his parents to the Netherlands when he was a child. He studied at the former academy for photography and photo technology in The Hague (School voor Fotografie en Fototechniek) and continued to develop his own characteristic style. He worked for Dagblad de Limburger as a freelance photographer for sixteen years. He photographed a variety of subjects all over the region. This winter, Centre Céramique is presenting a retrospective exhibition about this passionate and involved photographer. The exhibition will highlight nearly 100 of Franco's photographs. ‘Mayflies’ (eendagsvliegen in Dutch) is what he calls them. Today it is the latest news in the newspaper, and tomorrow that very same newspaper is used to wrap deep-fried fish on the market. As fleeting as the life of the mayfly. Typical of his work is that, regardless of the difficulty of the situation, the photographer always searches for representations of hope and strength in his images. Or, as Franco explains it: ‘trouble, humour, and touches of magic can be found everywhere.’
The exhibition does not just present a near-one hundred intriguing photographs, but it also tells the story of the light-heartedness of life in Limburg and serves as an ode to regional photography.
Guided tour of the Eendagsvliegen exhibition by photographer Franco Gori
Participation (incl. cup of coffee/tea at Coffeelovers) €5.00 (€4.00 for library card-holders, discount only applicable to pre-sales). Please sign up by sending an e-mail to email@example.com or by calling on +31 (0)43- 350 5600.