ARTURO DELLE DONNE
Born in 1968, a professional photographer, a graduate in biology with a PhD in ecology, he started his professional career as a reporter, publishing a number of write-ups in specialised magazines such as Gente Viaggi, Mondo Sommerso and Aqva; some of his photos were published by Whitestar / National Geographic .
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He also has several advertising campaigns under his belt and his photographs have been published in various national and international magazines.
He has always been a passionate cinephile, a devourer of images, films and documentaries, and has made some scientific and corporate documentaries for a number of major enterprises.
He was also director of photography of the educational / scientific documentary on the life of Archimedes for the museum in Syracuse.
In 2005, the Solares Fondazione delle Arti di Parma assigned him a photographic project entitled "Black and White Portraits" where over 10 years he took pictures of great personalities of the world of Cinema and Culture.
This gave him the opportunity to work with the likes of Mario Monicelli, Wim Wenders, Ernest Borgnine, Bernardo Bertolucci, Giuseppe Bertolucci, Gerard Depardieu, Emir Kusturica, Matthew Modine, Giancarlo Giannini, James Ivory, Peter Greenaway to name just a few.
In June 2008 he won the first prize for creative quality in professional photography in the food category, awarded by a prestigious jury that described him as: "an author of extraordinary versatility".
In October 2008 he presents his solo exhibition "Tribes" at the Galleria Leggermente Fuori Fuoco in Salerno, the work is part of a larger and more ambitious project to be considered the beginning of a trilogy entitled "The Last Breath on Earth".
"Memes" presented in Genoa at the VisionQuesT gallery is part of the second step and the cycle comes to a close with "De Rerum Naturae".
In October 2011 he was one of four VisionQuesT gallery photographers to be invited to the Chic Art Fair in Paris (FIAC affiliated).
He took part in the third edition of Reggio Emilia - European Photography.
He designed the covers and images of about ten volumes for Alma.
In March 2012 he edited the iconographic part of the volume entitled "Gusto Italiano" for Alma - International School of Italian Cuisine, Plan editions, photographing over 150 recipes created by 78 of the most important Italian haute cuisine chefs including Massimiliano Alajmo, Heinz Beck, Massimo Bottura, Antonino Cannavacciuolo, Moreno Cedroni, Carlo Cracco, Pino Cuttaia, Accursio Craparo, Paolo Lopriore, Gaetano Trovato and many others.
In October of the same year, he published the book of the trilogy "The Last Breath on Earth" with Accademia Universa Press and the introduction by Ireneo Ferrari, a professor in Ecology at the University of Parma and with critical essays by Andrea Gambetta, Roberto Mutti and Elisabetta Fadda .
In June of 2014 he exhibited works at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Veliky Novgorod (Russia) with the patronage of the Italian Consulate in St. Petersburg.