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Photo of Marco Michelini - in collaboration with Gabriele Budassi
He was born on March 15 1962 in Sant Ippolitoi n Italy, where he still resides.
second of nine children, he dedicated part of his work life to helping
his father, a mechanic, to support the family.
At the age of fifteen, Marco’s Uncle
Livio, the priest of Sant Ipplito, had the brilliant idea to give Marco a Zenith camera.This
was a turning point for Marco. This really precious present brought out
Marco’s power of observation, one of his most
traits. His work, first with his father and then with his brothers and
offered him the possibility to make numerous trips to many places in the
world. Among the places that he has visited are Thailand, Greece, Chile,
China, the USA, Malaysia, Turkey, Poland, and the Central African
Republic. These trips have served both to deepen Marco’s capacity for
observation and as sources of inspiration.
When Marco was twenty years old, he began collaborating
with publishing house AVE of Rome, being in charge of pictures for
Catholic periodicals (“Azione Cattolica Italiana”). Afterwards
he furnished photographic material to the publishing house ELI,
for its strip cartoons in Latin.
In the meantime, the family business, which was engaged
principally in the production of collated nails, became more demanding
of Marco’s time. However, even in this area, Marco succeeded to
express his creativity and innovation, inventing highly sophisticated
Marco continues to pursue ideas to portray, observing
attentively the region in which he lives with particular interest in the
local landscape and scenes of everyday life. He works with several local
In 2004, Marco had an exposition of several of his
works at the gallery of the Paper Mill Playhouse, a theater in Millburn,
NJ USA, meeting with notable success.
Marco’s family, including four daughters and a son, is an infinite source of inspiration for his images of everyday life.
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