Agnese De Donato

AGNESE DE DONATO, a journalist that got into photography in 1968 after a degree in law, three marriages and her important role in the cultural life of Rome. She founded and directed the bookshop-gallery “Il Ferro di cavallo” (from 1957 to 1966), hosting book presentations and photo exhibitions, a meeting spot for the literary and artistic avant-garde of the era, frequented by visual artists and intellectuals such as Maraini, Levi, Moravia, Pasolini, Fioroni, Burri, Afro, Sanguineti, Pound. She took part in the creation of the feminist magazine “Effe” (1973), working as an editor and cover designer, and realised photo features on issues related to the struggles of the feminist movement. She has worked for a long time doing investigative journalism for newspapers and entertainment publications both in Italy and internationally. *She was born in Bari in 1927, and passed away in Rome in 2017.