ON DISPLAY AT OUR HALE'IWA LOCATION / JANUARY 1-31, 2017
Italian photographer Massimo Vitali documents landscapes populated by tourists. His experience in photojournalism lends his photographs the character of an official document rather than enticing advertisement. The wide lens and sharp clarity suggests surveillance or voyeurism, subtly destabilizing the photograph’s care-free subject matter.
Massimo Vitali (Italian, b. 1944) studied photography in London before becoming a photojournalist in the 1960s. His most well-known works are his series of large-format Italian beach panoramas. These painterly photographic tableaus are generally marked with saturated color and highly-studied camera placement as well as vertical height. He lives and works between Lucca, Italy, and Berlin, Germany.