by Milos Itic on May 29, 2012
Italian photographer Mario Giacomelli is perhaps one of the most underrated photographers, most people do not hear about him. Dark surrealistic pictures in Post War Italy. Mario Giacomelli was an self-taught Italian photographer born on 1 August 1925 in Senigallia, Italy. He died on 25 November 2000 in the town of his birth. Known for: Photos of Italian seminaries and a poetic transcription of everyday life in Southern Italy. When he was 13 year old, he left high school and start working as a typesetter and free time painter. After the horrors of World War II, he turned to the more immediate medium of photography. He wandered the streets and fields of post-war Italy, inspired by the gritty Neo-Realist films of Vittorio De Sica “Bicycle Thieves (1948)” and “Miracle in Milan (1951)” and Roberto Rossellini.