Massimo Vitali

Massimo Vitali has had a long whirlwind romance with photography. Starting off in the Sixties as a photojournalist the Italian artist came to be recognised as a “Concerned Photographer”  i.e. someone who uses their pictures to educate and change the world, not just record it.  Driven by humanitarian impulse if you like, rather than vain inspiration. Admirable stuff. Yet, at the beginning of the Eighties Vitali and his camera hit a rocky patch. He grew increasingly suspicious that the still snapshot lacked the capacity to reproduce the subtleties of reality he felt and saw. And so, he switched to film. The affair was short lived and before long he returned to his camera. “Photography as a means for artistic research” or better described as jet setting to far flung places to spy on semi naked bodies in the name of art… Though perhaps all photographers are secret voyeurs.

Here is just a little taster of what he does…

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http://www.massimovitali.com

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