With the death of Mario Giacomelli (1925-2000), Europe lost one of its most talented photographers. Trained initially as a typographer, his early interest in graphic effect became a key part of his later photographic work. Winner of numerous medals and prizes, he acheived international status through numerous exhibitions throughout Europe, America, and Japan.
His highly personal, artistically atmospheric visual style demonstrates a life-long preoccupation with landscapes that emphasize linear and abstact patterns, rural townscapes, streetscenes, and portraits of everyday Italian life.
His work displays a profound understanding of the country and its people and a mastery of form and effect. This mastery and understanding render Giacomelli's works innovative and captivating.