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Mario Giacomelli

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Christies of London are holding their Spring auction of photographic prints on May 15th at King Street. The sale includes 8 prints by one of my favourite photographers, Mario Giacomelli. He really should have been included in the list of favourites that I posted in March and the omission has been corrected.

It is not the individual photo that’s important to me, but the series, the story.

Mario Giacomelli – in his last interview, 2000

Giacomelli’s passion for weaving narrative with his camera is close to my heart. In every image one sees him thinking like a painter, a graphic artist, a story teller and a master photographer.

Here are some samples from the prints for sales at Christies. The first image in the series has been cropped due to a gutter blemish from the catalogue scan.

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Giacomelli was so passionate about planning his rural landscapes that he went to the extent of loaning tractors so that he could ‘draw’ his vision in the fields.

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You can view the entire catalogue online here, the Giacomelli images start on page 90.

The web page for the sale can be found here.

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