The Italian Cultural Institute of Paris publishes online the catalogue for the exhibition of the great Italian photographer.
In 2017, the Italian Cultural Institute of Paris, in collaboration with Castaldi Partners, paid tribute to Mario Dondero (1928-2015), legend of Italian photojournalism, hosting the exhibition ‘Dondero – Milan/Paris’, a selection of around one hundred black and white photos by Dondero, all taken in 2010 in the two cities in which he lived and worked: Milan and Paris. Dondero loved these two cities profoundly and successfully captured daily life in motion and their poetic soul, the popular dimension and their secret beauty, future-oriented activities and strong cultural roots.
Born in Milan in 1928, Mario Dondero was a great poet of photojournalism, an extraordinary witness of our time who, with his Leica, portrayed wars and social and political conflicts. He also worked as a portrait photographer for writers and artists in Italy and internationally.
Thanks to the publisher Enrico Castaldi, the exhibition catalogue is available online at issuu.com/iicparigi
To find out more, go to iicparigi.esteri.it
Cover image: © Mario Dondero, Fondo Dondero-Castaldi, Milano Colonne di San Lorenzo, 2009, courtesy E. Castaldi.