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Behind the Camera

Seeing the world through the eyes of Santi Visalli

Santi Visalli is a highly prolific photojournalist and fine art photographer who has covered the news from social issues to politics to lifestyles. He has worked as well on films with such directors as Federico Fellini and Lina Wertmuller. His files contain more than 200,000 photographs of well-known personalities of the last four decades, plus spectacular scenics and cityscapes.

Visalli’s photos appeared in and on the covers of more than 50 magazines and newspapers worldwide, including The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, Life, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, American Heritage, Paris Match, Stern (in Germany), Oggi, Epoca, and L”Europeo (in Italy), and other magazines in Sweden, South Africa, Australia, Israel, and Japan. Expanding to a more permanent form of photojournalistic expression—coffee-table books—Visalli created eleven full-color portraits of major American cities, published by Rizzoli International Publishing in New York.

Five of Santi Visalli’s photographs are in the permanent collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and his photography has been exhibited in the United States and Europe in both one-man and group shows. His work is also included in important private collections in Europe and the United States.

To watch a documentary about Santi directed by Andrew Davis click here

Read about the current exhibition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

For more information about Santi Visalli, visit his personal website at www.santivisalli.com

Italian readers can learn more about Santi Visalli’s lifetime of work by clicking here

Photo by Ian McKaig