Mario Giacomelli (Italian, b. 1925-2000)
Trained initially as a typographer, Giacomelli’s early interest in graphic effect became a key part of his later photographic work. Winner of numerous medals and prizes, he achieved 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 abstract patterns, rural townscapes, street scenes, 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.