Current exhibition:
Guido Guidi − Col tempo

Exhibition run: 5 October − 17 November 2018

Guido Guidi - Fosso-Ghiaia, 1971

Guido Guidi is born in Cesena, close to Ravenna, in 1941. He studied at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV), then at the Corso Superiore di Disegno Industriale. After discovering and experimenting with photography, he began to fully devote himself to it and became a leading figure in contemporary Italian photography. An impressive photography collection is growing in his house in Ronta where he lives and works and is also a major source of inspiration.

Guido Guidi draws upon various domains to fuel his work such as the history of painting, architecture and photography, etc. From contemporary architecture to Renaissance painting, through to Italian neorealism and conceptual art, Guido Guidi revisits themes such as landscape, portrait and still life with unprecedented visual agility. The title of the exhibition, Col tempo, is inspired by one of his lessons in which he establishes links, among others, between a portrait of Giorgione (La Vecchia,1506) and photographs by Walker Evans.
Time and light are key factors in photography, something that Guido Guidi describes as, 'a sort of transformation from one thing to another, from tangible reality to fictional reality'. Working with repetitions and sequences, his images are emphatic, comprising to-ings and fro-ings and temporality. Guido Guidi's "contrary" photographs resist speech. They merge the enjoyment of construction with absorption of the photographic event.

The exhibition Col tempo, presented at the Fondation A Stichting in Brussels in 2016, gathers a large number of images that are on view for the first time. Various period colour prints sit alongside black and white images selected from contact sheets that have been reconsidered by the artist for this exhibition. These square format images, dating from the 70s and 80s, mingle with a wide selection of colour contact prints produced using an 8×10 view camera. This format that he continues to favour today encourages him to slow down and be more grounded in the present moment.

Guido Guidi, *1941, lives and works in Cesena / Italy


FOTOHOF archive:
Thomas Freiler − Frühe fotografische Untersuchungen

Thomas Freiler - 2.14.2, 1989. C-Print
FOTOHOF archiv
Sparkassenstraße 2, 5020 Salzburg
Opening hours: on appointment only

Exhibition run: 21 June 2018 − 19 January 2019

Exhibition Opening and Talk:

Thomas Freiler
Frühe fotografische Untersuchungen
Thomas Freiler in conversation with Kurt Kaindl

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 7 pm
at FOTOHOF archiv
Sparkassenstraße 2, 5020 Salzburg
Free admission



Wolfgang Zurborn − KARMA DRIVER

16 November - Book presentation at FOTOHOF

Katharina Gruzei - Bodies of Work

Book presentation & closing reception in LInz

Fotobook Festival Kassel

FOTOHOF edition book table

Inge Morath Exhibition

Das Verborgene Museum, Berlin

Events / New books

FOTOHOF edition

Hans Rustler
A photographic discovery from Salzburg

Exhibition opening and talk
19 April 2018, 7 pm

Paul Kranzler / Andrew Phelps

Book presentation at FOTOHOF

it's a book

Book Fair, Leipzig, Germany

Polycopies Paris

Photo Book Fair

Retracing Inge Morath's footsteps

Exhibition opening and Reading at the FOTOHOF archive

Exhibition: Marianne Strobl

Photoinstitut Bonartes, Vienna

Heinz Cibulka

Book presentation at Gallery Heike Curtze / Vienna

Simon Lehner - Jaga

Book presentation at Salzburger Freilichtmuseum

Erwin Polanc - 8630 Mariazell

Book presentation in Graz

MissRead Art Book Fair

FOTOHOF edition in Berlin

Inge Morath

Exhibition at GrazMuseum

FOTOHOF edition

Summer 2017 Dates - Arles / Berlin


Book presentation at Photoinstitute Bonartes, Vienna