The camera does’t point at the exception, but at the daily life, not at the historical event or at the news that can be told in a single image, but at the continuity of many gestures and little life episodes...

Dino Messina

I want to see what people are up to

Marketing must serve a purpose. It helped me to use the beach pictures to sell other pictures, other ideas of mine. I’m currently working on a project about the indigenous populations in Central and South America.

Enrico Ratto

From Baghdad to Pietrasanta

When I finished school, I bought a train ticket to Baghdad to take photos there. I arrived in Afghanistan and...

Ottavia Zanetta

Ice Extravaganza

In 2014 I travelled to northeast China to photograph the vast collection of elaborately carved ice structures that make up the Harbin Ice Festival.

Little Black Book

Crowd Pleaser, Pt. 2

“It was impossible to do with digital what I could have got with film, and now I can do things with digital that I will never be able to do with film.”

Christian House

Crowd Pleaser, Pt. 1

Taking pictures in Italian discotheques could be problematic during the rave days of the 1990s. “It was the time when you were still allowed to smoke”, explains Italian photographer Massimo Vitali. Difficult in visual terms, I suggest. “In terms of stink,”, he replies. “You even had to wash the camera cases”.

Christian House

Cars are Sculptures

"Cars are sculptures that should be seen, be touched, and be driven"
My shots of Nicola Bulgari cars collection for Architectural Digest in the Tuscan countryside.

Mitchell Owens

Another Europe

Another Europe, an exhibition that features 28 photographs, one from each EU Member-State, mounted on specially designed concrete benches dispersed around London’s King’s Cross area. Until August 9, 2018 you can also see my work Roma Forum there.

Austrian Cultural Forum

Special Fellows

Vitali’s panoramic views show people who interact in their own environment and expose their relationships, their networks and also some non-stories; there are moments in which even if it seems that nothing is happening, the eye of the photographer always catches something.

Federica Cerami

Every Man is an Island

Spargi is a little island off La Madelena, which is off Sardinia. The place is fantastic, it’s absolutely gorgeous. And being an island off an island off another island, what happens is that it’s totally deserted but at a certain time of the day you have tourist boats that arrive and you have 300 or 400 people who disembark.

Massimo Vitali