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Franco Donaggio was born in Chioggia
in the province of Venice and has been working as
a photographer in Milan since 1979.
His high skill and continuous experimentation in all the darkroom and shooting techniques
lead him to study in depth new aesthetic languages which constantly renew and improve
his professional and creative level. In 1992 he is awarded the “Pubblicità Italia” Price for
still life photography.
In 1995 Donaggio realises his first major fine art project called “Metaritratti”, thanks to which
he wins the Italian “Kodak Gold Award” for creative portray photography in 1996. At the same
time, he is invited to carry out several creative prestigious projects like calendars, brochures
and ad campaigns for national and international firms including Givenchy, Lancaster, Cartiere
del Garda, Lamborghini and many others. Donaggio dedicates himself more and more to
fine art photography and starts a close collaboration with Joel Soroka Gallery in Aspen, from
which he is represented for the North American sales collection market. Since then, he has
attended the principal photo-art trade fairs through the United States, such as 'Photo LA',
Los Angeles, 'AIPAD show', New York, 'Art Fair, Chicago'. Donaggio’s fine art works have
been hosted in numerous Italian galleries and museums and some of his photographs are
included in several public and private photo collections: Bibliothèque Nationale de France,
Collezione 3M, Collezione Scavi Scaligeri, Saudi Royal Family’s Private Collection, to name
just a few. Lots of magazines in Italy, Europe and United States have published the artist’s
creative profile. Donaggio is represented by the ‘Joel Soroka Gallery’ in Aspen, by the ‘Benham
Gallery’ in Seattle and by the Galerie Celal in Paris for the fine art sale in the United States.
station, metaportraits, boundary, other skies