Among the most important Italian and European photographers, Gabriele Basilico has found the leitmotiv of his research in the metropolis and its landscapes. Milan, the city where he was born and raised, inspired his first major project and now, ten years after his death, he is celebrating it in an ambitious exhibition. At Palazzo Reale we will retrace his career, from Milan. Factory Portraits (1978-1980) up to series taken in Beirut, Berlin, Istanbul, San Francisco, Moscow, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro. At the center of his interests is the city as a product of the economy and of history, an organism in constant transformation. “In the magical luminous suspension of Easter 1978 - said Basilico recalling his beginnings in Milan - I saw, as if I had never seen it before, a strip of the city without the daily movement, without parked cars, without people, without noise. I have seen architecture re-propose itself, filtered by light, in a scenographic and monumental way. Through the viewfinder of my Nikon, I have seen the images born from an operation of abstraction, isolation, absence".