Contemporary and Historical Images

The writer Tiziano Scarpa, 2011

The writer and poet Josif Aleksandrovic Brodskij, 1992

The director Bob Wilson, 1993

The poet and singer Patti Smith, 2002

Gran Teatro la Fenice. Dance ballet "Fruhlingsopfer", choreographed by Pina Bausch, Tanztheater

The painter Emilio Vedova, 1987

The photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1999

The director and actor Woody Allen, 1996

The writer Jorge Louis Borges, 1983

The poet Akinwande Oluwole " Wole " Soyinka, 2012

The writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1990

The writer Mario Rigoni Stern, 1998

The artist Michelangelo Pistoletto, 1992

The writer Ian McEwan, 2012

The architect Mario Botta, 1996

The painter Jim Dine, 1988

The poets Andrea Zanzotto and Mario Luzi, 2001

The artist Maurizio Cattelan, 2006

The artist Damien Hirst, 2006

The writer Salman Rushdie, 2009

The director Dario Argento, 2010

The actor Harrison Ford, 1994

The artist Jeff Koons, 2011

The director Theo Angelopoulos, 2011

The director Robert Altman, 1993

Graziano Arici
After studying Sociology, Arici moved into photography, specialising in the cultural arena with theatre and portraits. 1980 marked the start of his long-standing work with Venice's La Fenice Theatre. Arici has photographed, from 1979, all of the artistic and cultural events in Venice, from the various Biennales, performances, concerts and important exhibitions. From beginning, he did many reportages about the work of many international painters and artists. In 1984 he was photographer for Luigi Nono at the world premiere of "Prometeo". From 1990, Arici worked as still photographer on E. Reitz's film "Die zweite Heimat". In the 1998 founded with Marcello Mencarini. Rosebud, the first on-line news service to provide cultural images. From 2000 he made many reportages about archaeological sites. In the same period he began a long reportage about the industrial pollution in the venitian lagoon and about the turistic exploitation of Venice . Now he's working about the enormous works of defence against the hight tide in Venice (MOSE) and about a long aerial documentation of the Lagoon.
His archive has 850.000 pictures from 1947 and 2.000 1800 albumen and salts prints about Venice. His photographs and reportages have appeared in the world's most important reviews.