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Scianna, Fernandino (1943)

Ferdinando Scianna met with fame at 21 with the publication of, alongside the writer Leonardo Sciascia, Feste Religiose in Sicilia that documented, in a neorealist aesthetic, the ardor of religious events in his native island. He then settled in Milano followed by Paris, when he collaborated with the magazine, Europeo and promptly joined the Magnum agency, introduced by his mentor, Henri Cartier-Bresson. When he worked with Dolce & Gabbana for their fashion campaigns, in 1987, he managed to combine his passion for the vibrant Sicilian territory with the elegance and beauty of the models, Marpessa Hennink and Monica Bellucci. Because of his literary education, Ferdinando Scianna provided his work with a profound ethnographical and humanist narrative dimension thanks to his books accompanied by authors’ words: ‘My job is to photograph, and photographs don’t enable to build metaphors. Photographies show. They don’t demonstrate.’
 

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Ferdinando Scianna, Lavazza Calendar, 1996
Ferdinando Scianna, Lavazza Calendar, 1996
Ferdinando Scianna, Refugee Camp, Makalle, Ethiopia, 1984
Ferdinando Scianna, Refugee Camp, Makalle, Ethiopia, 1984
Ferdinando Scianna, Bagheria, Marpessa, 1987
Ferdinando Scianna, Bagheria, Marpessa, 1987
Ferdinando Scianna, Benares, India, 1972
Ferdinando Scianna, Benares, India, 1972
Ferdinando Scianna, Untitled, Bolivia, 1986
Ferdinando Scianna, Untitled, Bolivia, 1986
Ferdinando Scianna, Untitled, Budapest, 1990
Ferdinando Scianna, Untitled, Budapest, 1990
Ferdinando Scianna, Lavazza Calendar, 1996
Ferdinando Scianna, Lavazza Calendar, 1996
Ferdinando Scianna, Caltagirone, Marpessa, 1987
Ferdinando Scianna, Caltagirone, Marpessa, 1987
Ferdinando Scianna, Demonstration, Bagheria, 1962
Ferdinando Scianna, Demonstration, Bagheria, 1962
Ferdinando Scianna, Makalle, Ethiopia, 1984
Ferdinando Scianna, Makalle, Ethiopia, 1984
Ferdinando Scianna, Gaiole in Chianti, Lea Padovani, 1965
Ferdinando Scianna, Gaiole in Chianti, Lea Padovani, 1965
Ferdinando Scianna, Jorge Luis Borges, Palermo, Sicily, 1984
Ferdinando Scianna, Jorge Luis Borges, Palermo, Sicily, 1984
Ferdinando Scianna, Untitled, Pesaggio, 1994
Ferdinando Scianna, Untitled, Pesaggio, 1994
Ferdinando Scianna, Marpessa at Caltagirone, 1987
Ferdinando Scianna, Marpessa at Caltagirone, 1987
Ferdinando Scianna, Marpessa at Aci Trezza, 1987
Ferdinando Scianna, Marpessa at Aci Trezza, 1987
Ferdinando Scianna, Marpessa and Women, Modica, Sicily, 1987
Ferdinando Scianna, Marpessa and Women, Modica, Sicily, 1987
Ferdinando Scianna, Marpessa, Bagheria, Sicily, Italy, 1987
Ferdinando Scianna, Marpessa, Bagheria, Sicily, Italy, 1987
Ferdinando Scianna, Untitled, Milan, 1997
Ferdinando Scianna, Untitled, Milan, 1997
Ferdinando Scianna, Untitled, Naples, 1992
Ferdinando Scianna, Untitled, Naples, 1992
Ferdinando Scianna, Untitled, New York, 1991
Ferdinando Scianna, Untitled, New York, 1991
Ferdinando Scianna, Enna, Holy Week, 1963
Ferdinando Scianna, Enna, Holy Week, 1963
Ferdinando Scianna, Monica Bellucci, Palermo, 1997
Ferdinando Scianna, Monica Bellucci, Palermo, 1997
Ferdinando Scianna, Untitled, Paris, 1975
Ferdinando Scianna, Untitled, Paris, 1975
Ferdinando Scianna, Brazilian Transvestite in Montmartre, Paris, 1980
Ferdinando Scianna, Brazilian Transvestite in Montmartre, Paris, 1980
Ferdinando Scianna, Generous Police, Sicily, 1964
Ferdinando Scianna, Generous Police, Sicily, 1964
Ferdinando Scianna, Riesi, Caltanissetta, Italy, 1964
Ferdinando Scianna, Riesi, Caltanissetta, Italy, 1964
Ferdinando Scianna, Untitled, date unknown
Ferdinando Scianna, Untitled, date unknown
Ferdinando Scianna, Writer Jorge Luis Borges, Palermo, Sicily, Italy, 1984
Ferdinando Scianna, Writer Jorge Luis Borges, Palermo, Sicily, Italy, 1984
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