Ferdinando Scianna Photography

Ferdinando Scianna took up photography while studying literature, philosophy and art history at the University of Palermo in the 1960s.

He moved to Milan in 1966 and started working as a photographer for L’Europeo in 1967, becoming a journalist there in 1973.

Scianna wrote on politics for Le Monde diplomatique and on literature and photography for La Quinzaine Littéraire. He first joined Magnum Photos in 1982, becoming a full member in 1989.

He followed the money and took up fashion photography in the late 1980s.

His first work, in 1987, was to photograph Marpessa Hennink for Dolce & Gabbana’s advertising campaign for their Fall/Winter collection, clothing which was inspired by Sicily.

 


 





  


 

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