Franco Fontana, born 1933 in Modena (Preise signiert, nummeriert und datiert: 2400 € - 13200 €)
Franco Fontana is known as the inventor of the photographic line referred to as concept of line.
He began working as an amateur photographer in 1961. His first personal exposition was in 1968 in Modena. Since then he has participated in more than 400 expositions - collective and personal - and his work is bought in approximately 60 museum collections all over the world.
He has been signed for numerous publicity campaigns, as FIAT, VOLKSWAGEN, National Railways, VOLVO, VERSACE, CANON, KODAK, SNAM, STET, MONDRIAN, J.WALKER, ALITALIA, SWISSAIR, LA RINASCENTE.
He works with TIME-LIFE, VOGUE USA, VOGUE FRANCE, VENDERDI DI REPUBBLICA, PANORAMA, FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE, EPOCA and many more distinguished publications.
His work has been published in more than 40 books in various editions in Italian, Japanese, French, German, Swiss, English and Spanish. His numerous awards include the 1989 Tokyo Photographer Society of Japan - The 150 Years of Photography - Photographer Award.
Invited to exhibit his work at the 3rd Biennial Exhibition of Colour in Vienna
Travelled to Prague, returning with unique photographs including the famous ‘automobile rossa',
an icon of contemporary photography, which was rejected at a competition organized by an important
multinational operating in photography field.
First solo exhibition held at the Galleria della Sala di Cultura, Modena.
Published his first book, "Modena una città"
Solo exhibition at Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara
Exhibition at Die Brücke gallery in Vienna, which marked the beginning of his international
reputation. Started to work on the ‘Presenza/Assenza' series.
Travelled in the United States discovering urban landscapes as a new subject. "Piscine" series
Traveled ‘photographically' along Route 66 2003 Started to work on the ‘Asfalti' series
Exhibition Palazzo Reale, Milan
Franco Fontana - "Landschaften - Stadtlandschaften - Pool", in focus Galerie, Cologne
Franco Fontana "paesaggi a confronto"
OREDARIA ARTI CONTEMPORANEE / Rom, Italy
Photokina di Colonia. Kodak Photobuchpreis
Stoccarda - Prix 1983 - Farbfotokalender
Modena, XXVIII Ragno d´Oro - Unesco Premio per l´Arte
Roma, Premio della Cultura
Tokyo, Photographic Society of Japan - The 150 Years of Photography Photographer Award
Gorizia, Premio Friuli Venezia Giulia
Venezia, Premio fotografico Città di Venezia
Premio Città di Sorrento per la fotografia
Cordoba, Premio Guitarra
Pisa, Premio Pisa per la Fotografia per il 650° anniversario della fondazio dell´Ateneo pisano
Torino, Premio FIAF
Spilimbergo, Premio "Friuli Venezia, Giulia per la fotografia"
Benevento, Premio "Una vita per la fotografia"
Vignola, Premio "Ciligeia d´oro"; Modena, Riceve l´oronificenza di Commendatore per meriti
artistici della repubblica
Torino, Laurea Magistrale ad Honorem dal Consiglio della Facoltà di architettura del Politecnico di
Torina in Design eco compatibile
MONOGRAPHIEN / BÜCHER / Literaturnachweiss
International Museum of Photography "G. Eastman House" Rochester
The Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Ludwig Museum. Colonia
Museum of Modern Art. Norman Oklahoma
National Gallery of Pechino - Cina
The Australian National Gallery, Melbourne
University of Texas, Austin, USA
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo
Musée d´Art Moderne, Paris
Museo de Arte San Paolo, Brasile
Kunsthaus Museum - Zurigo, Svizzera
The Photographic Museum, Helsinki, Finlandia
Museum of Fine Arts, San Francisco, USA
Puskin State, Museum of Fine Arts, Mosca
Victoria & Albert Museum, Londra
Galleria d´Arte Moderna, Torino
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA
Banca Unicredit, Italia
UBS Unione Banche, Svizzere
HYPO ALPE-ADRIA-BANK S.p.A.