Mario Giacomelli - artist

Mario Giacomelli

September 15, 2013

Mario Giacomelli was one of the best internationally acclaimed and known Italian photographers. He was born in 1925 in Senigallia. One of Giacomelli's most iconic images, Scanno Boy (1957) consists of a picture portraying a group of women walking towards the observer with only one single and central object in focus: a boy walking with his hands in his pockets. Apart from Scanno, Giacomelli's most successful series are The Landscapes (1954-2000) and I Pretini (Little Priests) (1961-1963), a transcription of the everyday life of a group of young priests, resulted from documenting Post-War Italian seminaries.