Gianni Berengo Gardin (born 1930, Santa Margherita Ligure) is best known for his iconic images of Italy, in particular of Venice in the 1950s and 1960s, although he has also travelled widely, taking photographs throughout Europe, America and the East.
The Italians features some of the most arresting images that the artist has made in the last 50 years, capturing the essence of the Italian people. All works presented are vintage prints from the artist’s personal archive.
Berengo Gardin has produced over 250 publications and participated in innumerable exhibitions worldwide. In 2013 he was honoured with a prestigious retrospective at Milan’s Palazzo Reale and the Casa Tre Oci in Venice. His images form part of major collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Calcografia Nazionale in Rome, the FNAC Collection and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris.