Photographers from Photo Box #5

Another photographer from the Travel chapter (page 296).

#5: Marco Pesaresi

How cool is this project? For two years M. Pesaresi traveled through Berlin, New York, Calcutta, Mexico City, Moscow, Madrid, Tokyo, Milan and Paris shooting public spaces.

From the book: “One of the most intuitive photojournalists of the new generation, he succeeded in one of the hardest undertakings – transforming public spaces, which are frequented by everyone and nearly exhausted in our imagination, into a primordial source of inspiration, study, and discovery of oneself and others.”

Marco Pesaresi / Contrasto – King’s Cross St Pancras, London, 1995

5 facts about the photographer:

  • He studied at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, where he began his career as a professional photographer.
  • He traveled through Africa and Europe, focusing on immigrants, prostitution and the drugs world.
  • In 1990 he joined the agency Contasto and in 1994 he won the Premio Linea d’Ombra.
  • His book Underground was published in 1998.
  • He died in Rimini in 2001.

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