(Naples, Italy 1934. He lives and works in Naples)
One of the greatest figures in the history of Italian photography, he had a very hard childhood. An orphan, he began working at the age of ten, and started as a self-taught artist. Then he came into contact with the Neapolitan academic circles. His early work consisted of paintings and sculptures, influenced by De Pisis and Viani. In the late 1950s, he took up photography, which has been his main interest since the 1960s, where he develops a novel vision of urban landscape and architecture. He abandoned traditional techniques for experimentation and became a key figure and promoter in the international success of Italian photography. The most important museums have hosted his works, from Rome to Beijing. In 2004, he exhibited at the Wakayama Museum of Modern Art in Japan, the Museum of Photography in Moscow, the MASP in São Paulo, and the MART of Rovereto and Trento, in Italy. In 2006, the “Federico II” University of Naples presented him an Honorary Degree in Architecture.