Paolo Di Paolo (1925) - Students, Japan 1963

Paolo Di Paolo (1925) - Students, Japan 1963
Gelatin-silver print - Press Agency/Newspaper Stamp - 1963

Photographer: Paolo Di Paolo (1925)
Title: Students, Japan 1963

Vintage print with photographer stamp and press agency stamp

Condition: Fine

From British Journal of Photography:
Born in Larino, Southern Italy, in 1925, Paolo Di Paolo moved to Rome in the aftermath of the Second World War, hoping to become a photographer. He secured the job at Il Mondo in 1954, where he worked for 14 years contributing with photographs from reportage in Japan, Iran and New York, to portraits of some of the biggest names in cinema and art. Shortly after the magazine folded in 1966, Di Paolo gave up photography. He felt he was “no longer in tune with the times” and turned his attention to philosophy and history, hiding his impressive archive of images in a cellar until the discovery,after more than 50 years of neglect, over 250 of Di Paolo’s images have been exhibited at MAXXI in Rome [the National Museum of 21st Century Arts], in 2019 thanks to Alessandro Michele, creative director at Gucci.

Lot details
Paolo Di Paolo (1925)
Title of artwork
Students, Japan 1963
Gelatin-silver print
Press Agency/Newspaper Stamp
Date of print
Vintage print
Image size
29.5×23 cm
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