About Paolo della Corte photography

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I was born in Venice and I still live there, although my work often takes me across Italy and to other countries.
 I graduated from the Ca' Foscari University in Venice with a degree in Art History, but I was soon drawn to professional photography, specializing in portraits and cultural reporting. Currently i'm teacher in Digital Photography at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia
At the Venice Biennale Art Exhibit an in New York I made portraits of some of the biggest international names: Louise Bourgeois, Jim Dine, Jannis Kounellis, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, George Segal, and the Italians Luciano Fabro, Mario Merz, Fabrizio Plessi, Emilio Vedova, and Giuliano Vangi. The photographs of writers that I am most fond of include: Doris Lessing, Günther Grass, Luis Sepulveda, Fulvio Tomizza, and Claudio Magris. 

Over five hundred artists and writers of undisputed renown appear in my archives. 

In New York, while shooting the portrait of pop artist George Segal, I met Stefano Bonilli, founder and editor-in-chief of the food magazine "Gambero Rosso". This encounter proved pivotal for my work, it was the portrait of a chef who in the meantime had landed star status, the author of food still life. This genre of reporting continues to excite me. The main Italian magazines - "Specchio" of "La Stampa", "Venerdì" of "La Repubblica", "Sette" of "Corriere della Sera" – as well as weekly magazines like "L'Espresso" and "Panorama", have published my works depicting social reality. For example: the photo reportage featuring female inmates on the Giudecca island in Venice, who became sought-after costume designers; the Val Germanasca's talc miners; the widely diffused images on the Belgian town of Geel illustrating its tradition in which families house the mentally ill. 

"The Sunday Times" featured my coverage of the Venezuelan Cacaotero of Chuao which showed images of the culture and of the sacred sides of the cacao industry.
 My extensive report on salt-works and the men working there gave rise to a piece entitled 'Sale Un Pizzico Non Vale L'Altro' (Salt, A Pinch Is Not Worth Another) published by "Gambero Rosso".

2016 – realizzazione del progetto Crossmediale “A mayse Mit”, mostra fotografica che verrà allestita alla Bevilacqua la Masa nel gennaio 2017

2016 - Venezia Giudecca Spazio Silos " Anomale Architetture Aliene" catalogo a cura di Massimo Donà, Italo Zannier, Umberto Zampini 

2016 - Venezia Art Factory Squarci nelle tenebre a cura di Maria Luisa Trevisan

2016 - Mirano "Pardes" Squarci nelle tenebre" a cura di Maria Luisa Trevisan

2015 - Venezia Palazzo Bembo: "Trasparenze"

2014 - Milano: Mostra fotografica allo Fondazione Tadini di Milano (collettiva)

2014 - Milano: Mostra fotografica Università La Cattolica di Milano (collettiva)

2014 - Milano: Mostra Fotografica Fabbrica del Vapore (collettiva)

2013 - Milano: “Confesso che ho giocato” Mostra fotografica presso lo spazio di “Studio Fase” a cura

di Debora Ferrari e Luca Traini

2011 - Partecipazione alla 54 Biennale Arti Visive di Venezia “Evento collaterale Neoludica Arts Is

Game” al Museo Candiani e alla “Sala dei Laneri”