Lecture: Saturday 17.00–18.00 in Caroline Cinema
Book for sale at festival: Photofile – Paolo Roversi
Web site: paoloroversi.com
About Paolo Roversi
Italian-born photographer Paolo Roversi (1947) is best known for his striking, intimate portraiture and classical visual language. His photographs occupy a realm between the past and present, resulting in imagery that feels at once progressive and familiar.
Roversi’s interest in photography began at an early age during a vacation trip to Spain, prompting him to build a darkroom for printing his black and white photographs. He began his professional career in 1970 with photojournalism assignments, but soon shifted his focus to fashion. After a period assisting Laurence Sackman, Roversi started shooting his own fashion editorials and advertising campaigns. Over the years, this has made him one of the industry’s leading image-makers.
In the early 1980s he added large-format Polaroid photography to his practice, a medium that enhanced his trademark style for many years.
Roversi is a widely-regarded fashion and portrait photographer and has documented all the most famous models and movie stars. His photographs have been published internationally in magazines such as Vogue, W Magazine and Vanity Fair. He has collaborated with leading fashion and beauty houses, creating images for brands from Comme des Garçons, Dior and Guerlain to Armani, Chanel, and Lancôme.
During his 40-year career as a photographer, Roversi has published several books, including Angeli, Libretto, Nudi, Studio and Secrets, and his work has been exhibited at galleries and museums around the world.