Acclaimed Italian photographer, Massimo Vitali, will feature in the PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography between 29 April to 22 May in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Massimo VITALI: Manarola paranco, August 15th 2020, 14:45:56  2020; from the series ‘Leporello 2020’; courtesy of the artist.

Massimo Vitali is one of Italy’s most acclaimed photographers. Born in Como, Italy, he began his career as a photojournalist in the 1970s but moved into fine art photography in the 1990s. He is well-known for his expansive photographs of public scenes, capturing people at beaches, in parks and in clubs. His work has been published and shown extensively around the world, including at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Centre Pompidou, Paris and the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid. The PHOTO 2022 exhibition is a collaboration between the Italian Institute of Culture and Monash Gallery of Art and will be shown in a gallery space in Southbank during PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography. Responding to the theme ‘Being Human’, PHOTO 2022 explores the role photography plays in understanding the contemporary human condition. PHOTO 2022 is produced by Photo Australia in collaboration with cultural institutions, museums and galleries, and education, industry and government partners.

The exhibition is on display at Shop 5, Upper Level, 3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank VIC 3006 from 29 April to 22 May 2022. Opening hours: Tue–Fri 10am–5pm | Sat–Sun 10am–4pm