Elisabetta Catalano

ELISABETTA CATALANO discovered photography in 1963, during breaks of the filming set of Fellini’s “8 ½”, in which she had a small role. She began working for “Il Mondo”, “l’Espresso” and “Vogue”, doing photo features and portraits for the entertainment industry. Working for “Agenzia Studium”, she realised portraits of cultural personalities, high society and the Roman aristocracy. In the 70s she began collaborating with conceptual and performance artists – including Fabio Mauri, Vettor Pisani, Gino De Dominicis – documenting their works and performances, actively participating in the making of ephemeral works that imply the use of photography. Some of her most famous images made for and with Fabio Mauri are: Ebrea (1971), Ideologia e Natura (1973), Il Muro del Pianto (1993). Her books include: Uomini (1973), Tempo di ritratti (1987). *Rome 1944-2015.