Mario De Biasi

About the artist

1923 — 2013 

In the period between the conclusion of WWII and the economic boom of the sixties, Italy was a country transformed. Mario De Biasi, born 1923 in the foothills of the Dolomites, found in the city of Milan a chance to capture this transformation, shooting images of everyday life that could be in one instance utterly mundane, and in another quietly glamorous. This humanist approach to taking pictures was a feature of De Biasi's photojournalism for the illustrated weekly Epoca. He would go on to spend three decades working as a journalist.

Outside of Italy, his work has been exhibited in Tokyo and at the Guggenheim in New York. De Biasi died in 2013, in his beloved Milan.

Technical information

Image 1: Napoli, 1954
Size: 24 x 18,1 cm 
Print techique: gelatin silver