|Dates||1861 - 1935|
Guido Rey's adventures as a mountaineer led to his photographic career. In 1893, following several successful climbs and a book about his mountain-climbing experiences, he began to photograph mountain peaks, earning a silver medal from the Italian Alpine Club. He later went on to compose Greek and Roman
Called "without a doubt the best Italian art photographer" by a contemporary, Rey began to make composite images based on
It would seem that in the end a breath of art had finally fallen on the much dishonored child of Daguerre...After a thousand trials, photography has acquired a new consciousness of the noble heights it might obtain, and it now seems near an ideal of beauty long since abandoned.