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<span style=\"font-family: Verdana;\">Olivo Barbieri, </span><span style=\"font-family: Verdana;\">ALPS, GEOGRAPHIES AND PEOPLE 1 2012, </span><span style=\"font-family: Verdana;\">inkjet print on archival paper, </span><span style=\"font-family: Verdana;\">111x146,1c</span><span style=\"font-family: Helvetica;\">m</span>
Olivo Barbieri, ALPS, GEOGRAPHIES AND PEOPLE 1 2012, inkjet print on archival paper, 111x146,1cm

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Olivo Barbieri has become known for his iconic take on urban spaces, photographing cities, from the vantage point of a helicopter, with a custom large format camera which allows him to carefully focus on specific areas, producing  images that appear to be of miniature models.
Barbieri first developed an interest in photography in the early 1970s, focusing on artificial illumination in both European and Asian cities. He regularly travelled to China producing works that monitored the rapid development of the country. His detailed images of urban spaces developed into the site specific _ series over 10 years ago. Its instantly recognisable view on cities has, to date, included Rome, Las Vegas, Shanghai, New York, Bangkok, Venice, Mexico City, Tel Aviv, Brasilia and Amman, among others.