MFIAP – EFIAP/d3 – IFI
Born in Fiesole (Florence-Italy).
He has always been fascinated by photography. He prefers black and white. Recognized by many people as a master of “dark room” and now of “clear room”. His photographic reportages are mainly collections of images, in which it is evident the human contact that he is able to establish with people. He has got several international awards and unanimous acknowledgements.
FIAP World Cups for Nations: 4 World Cups, 3 first prizes, 1 second prize, 4 HM and 2 World Cups with theme “The world’s children” and “Friendships and solidarity”; with individual Bronze Medal.
FIAP awards for CLUBS: 2007 and 2021 FIAP World Cup, 2016 Bronze Medal . 2019 and 2022 Honorable Mention.
Photo Nikon Contest awarded in 3 editions. Besides some books and calendars, he has published folders (numbered, signed and printed in limited edition).
ACTIVITY IN THE LAST YEARS:
2001 At the FIAP Congress of Prato “Portraits: Maramures end of millenium”.
2004 At the FIAP Congress of Budapest “The world of Maramures”, which has been regarded as the best of the conference; it earned him the honor of Maître FIAP in 2005
2005 With other photographers, reportage on Tibet, which yielded the book “Focusing on Snow Land”.
2006 FIAP awarded him with the further honour EFIAP/p. The Book “High water in Venice” is the only photographic book which describes the phenomenon of high water.
2007 FIAF awarded him as IFI (Italian Awarded Photographer).
2010 Graduation thesis of a Catania student “Virgilio Bardossi: Reportages from the world”.
2013 Anthological exhibition “1973-2013 40 years as amateur photographer”.
2015 With other photographers, photos for the book “IZMIR: Yarinlara bir miras”.
2016 Beijing Photo Festival.
2017 Presentation book. “1995-2001 Maramures – 2016, back again. Same place, same people. The uniqueness of this work is to have put together the same groups of people at a distance of 15/21 years. This work is part of the archive of the Museum Satului of Sighetu Marmatiei.
2018 FIAP awarded him EFIAP/d1.
2019 FIAP awarded him EFIAP/d2.
2020 FIAP awarded him EFIAP/d3. Very few photographers in the world boast of these 2 highest honors EFIAP/d3 and MFIAP.
2021 AAFR Honorary Member (Romanian Federation Honorary Member)
2022 FIAF acknowledgement: A LIFE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY. This year he celebrates fifty years of photography. The magazine OASIS devoted to him a wide service,15 pages.
After several years, returning to Burano for work and finding an almost empty city was a dream or perhaps a mirage. It had been many years since I had enjoyed this corner of paradise so much. Once the work was done, I had two hours available to immerse myself in this beautiful reality. This empty city is due to the end of the Covid period. Mass tourism hasn’t started yet. Fleets of tourists arrived every day. Taking pictures in recent years was a difficult undertaking.
Going back to Burano after several years for work and finding an almost empty town has been a dream or perhaps a mirage. It had been many years since I enjoyed this corner of paradise so much. Once the work was done, I had two hours available to immerse myself in this beautiful reality. Now, such an empty city is due to the end of the Covid period. Mass tourism hasn’t started yet. Fleets of tourists used to arrive every day. In recent years taking pictures was a difficult undertaking.