Born into poverty and largely self-taught, Mario Giacomelli became one of Italy’s leading photographers. After purchasing his first camera in 1953, he began creating humanistic portrayals of people in their natural environments and dramatic abstractions of the landscapes. He continued to photograph in his hometown of Senigallia, on the Adriatic coast of Italy, for almost fifty years. Rendered in high-contrast black and white, his photographs are often gritty and raw, but always intensely personal.
This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Daniel Greenberg (1941-2021) and is made possible through gifts made by him and Susan Steinhauser.
Join Mario Giacomelli’s granddaughter, Katiuscia Biondi Giacomelli, and artists from the concurrent exhibition, The Expanded Landscape, as they consider the innovative approaches Giacomelli used to represent his subjects and his interior life.
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