BORN IN CATANIA, ITALY, MASSIMO SIRAGUSA IS RAPRESENTED
BY CONTRASTO SINCE 1989. HE LIVES IN ROME.
HIS PICTURES HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED IN THE MOST IMPORTANT INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINES:
NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, TIME, NEWSWEEK, THE NEW YORKER, US NEWS,
EL PAIS, DIE ZEIT, MERIAN, LE FIGARO MAGAZINE, GEO,
TRAVEL LEISURE, MARIE CLAIRE, "D"DI REPUBBLICA, IO DONNA, VANITY FAIR.
HE HAS SIGNED ADVERTISEMENT CAMPAIGNS FOR:
A2A, LAVAZZA, AUDITORIUM DI ROMA, KODAK, COMUNE DI ROMA, ATAC/ROMA,
ENI, AEROPORTI DI MILANO, BAT ITALIA, REGIONE LOMBARDIA,
ALFA ROMEO, BNL, TOYOTA, MYCHEF,
IGP, SOCIETA' PEDEMONTANA, BOSCOLO HOTEL, PROVINCIA DI MILANO.
Luca Doninelli was born in Leno (Brescia) in 1956. His father
was from Brescia, and his mother from Florence. His grandfather was
an important painter, which significantly influenced the author's
life. After an adolescence spent in uncertainty between literature
and rock music, he followed the first path graduating in Philosophy
with a thesis on Michel Foucault. In 1978 he met Giovanni Testori,
who encouraged him to write his first book, Intorno a una lettera
di Santa Caterina, published in 1981.
Among his novels, I due fratelli (1990), La revoca (1992), Le decorose memorie (1995), Talk show (1996), La nuova era (1999), Tornavamo dal mare (2004), La polvere di Allah (2006). Among the essays, Il crollo delle aspettative (2005) dedicated to Milan. A couple of years ago he started practising and teaching Narrative Etnography at university, which led him to two works: the volume Cattedrali (2011), and the collective project Le nuove meraviglie di Milano, in six volumes of which the first two have been published, Milano e una cozza (2010) and Michetta addio (2011). Among other prizes, he has been awarded a Premio Selezione Campiello, a Grinzane Cavour, a Supergrinzane, a Premio Napoli, a Premio Scanno. Moreover, he was finalist for the Premio Strega, in 2000, with La nuova era.
He has collaborated with many national newspapers, such as Avvenire and Corriere della Sera. At the moment, he is collaborating with Il Giornale, Vita, as well as an online daily newspaper Il Sussidiario. He has been member of the Board of Directors of Eti (Ente Teatrale Italiano) [Italian Theatrical Organization] and of the Piccolo Teatro in Milan.
He has written many introductions to art and photography catalogues. In particular he collaborated with Gabriele Basilico for the exhibition Istanbul 05-010 (Milan 2011).