In 2015 we have launched the "Photo Shelter Project" a non profit project to preserve the memory of great Italian and International photographers. Each year our website hosts the photographs of an artist with whom we have in the past worked or cooperated.
Born in London and brought up in Brussels, Giada Ripa now divides her time between New York and Milan. She began her career in 2000, after studying at the ICP in New York, working initially as a correspondent photographer (Grazia Neri) for some of the most important Italian and foreign magazines, and subsequently moving on to become an artist photographer dealing with more personal projects.
Since then, Giada Ripa has travelled around the world, using it as a background for her research into personal displacement in public and private contexts.
Her works have been displayed in Italy, Belgium, Spain, the United States, Korea, China and Russia. Most of her projects (both artistic and of a documentary-style nature) have concentrated on China, central Asia and the Caucasus. Her first personal museum exhibition was held at the MMoMA (Museum of Modern Art) in Moscow, in 2011. She has since written two books: The Invisible Pipeline (commissioned by ENI) and Displacement, the first photography book published by Moleskine.
Franco Pasti was born in Milan in 1947. He began working as a professional photographer in the late sixities. In 1970 he began working as a reporter for Italian and International photo agencies which allowed him to travel extensively throughout India and the Far east. During the eighties he concentrated his work on portraits and fashion photography by working namely for Vogue magazine. Franco Pasti currently lives and works in Milan.
Giulio Parisio was born in Naples in 1891. He worked as a photojournalist until 1915, when he was enlisted in the Air Force to carry out photographic aerial survey services during the First World War. In 1918 he was part of the expedition in Dalmatia to detect all Italian vestiges existing on the Adriatic coast. The photographs taken during this expedition were diffused by the press, and then collected in several exhibitions.
In the mid-twenties he opened his photo studio in Naples, in Piazza del Plebiscito, in what is now the headquarters of the “Archivio Fotografico Parisio”.
The broad photographic experience of Giulio Parisio ranges from landscape photography to the futuristic experimentation, anthropological research and industrial photography, from portraits to advertising. Portraits were certainly the most appreciated by the Neapolitan bourgeois; However, the field in which Parisio best expresses its quality as a photographer-artist, is the avant-garde research.
Giulio Parisio participated in many national and international competitions and photo exhibitions, from Rome to Chicago always obtaining the highest awards: we recall the participation at the International Exhibition of Decorative Arts (Paris, 1925), the 1927 Photographic Competition of Rome, the first Exhibition of Masters (Turin, 1928), the International Photo Exhibition (Fiera di Milano, 1932) at the International Biennial of Photographic Art (Rome, 1933) and the International Exposition in Chicago (1933).
An eclectic Artist, Parisio also realized numerous productions for important Italian companies during the most important Italian trade shows.
In the fifties Parisio’s photographic production radically shifts to the industrial sector and very interesting are the images created for the Italsider of Bagnoli and the Olivetti in Pozzuoli. He died in Naples on February 17, 1967.
Carlo Orsi was born in Milan on March 8, 1941.
He made his debut in the world of photography as an assistant to Ugo Mulas. In the early '60s he was a reporter from Italy and abroad for magazines like Panorama, Settimo Giorno, Il Mondo and Oggi.
At the end of the sixties he started working with the fashion industry collaborating with the most qualified Italian and foreign magazines. Not immune to the lure of advertising he created the campaigns for La Perla, Omsa, Swatch, American System, and Marlboro.
He published several books including "Milano" in 1965 with Dino Buzzati, "Exstasi" in 1999 on the fall of the Berlin Wall, "Single Act with Jannis Kounellis" in 2006, "The Photographer Carlo Orsi" in 2012 and some books on Arnaldo Pomodoro whose image he started caring since 1984.
In the early 90's he slowly started leaving fashion and advertising and returned to reportage which he never really abandoned.
In 1997 he founded with old friends Guido Vergani, Emilio Tadini, Gianfranco Pardi and Giorgio Terruzzi the magazine "Città" to narrate Milan mainly through the images.
In 2004 he began a collaboration with Interplast, an association of volunteers in reconstructive plastic surgery. Two books document five missions: Tibet, China, Uganda, Bangladesh and Bolivia.
To learn more about Mr. Orsi's work: www. carloorsi.com.