The "wow" factor is truly evident in the portfolio of Franco Donaggio. Immediately upon entering Franco's website to review his work for a Profotos Portfolio, our staff was struck by the incredible quality of Franco's images, which could arguably be among the very best in the world. Franco's work has appeared in numerous publications throughout Italy and around the globe, and rightfully so! His images are simply amazing.
Franco's work in fine art photography is a combination of traditional imaging techniques, combined with new advances within the digital area of the medium. Through the implementation of his impressive background of knowledge, Franco merges both the traditional and the digital, to produce images which go beyond normal comprehension and into another realm of photography. This realm is the domain of greatness, only possessed by a few image-creators worldwide, including Franco Donaggio.
As stated in the first paragraph of this evaluation, Franco definitely has the "wow" factor in his work. We invite you to browse through the portfolio of this image master and open up another realm of possibilities to your imagination!,Franco Donaggio was born in Chioggia, a district of Venice, in 1958 and, since 1979, he has been a professional photographer in Milan.
In 1992, Donaggio won the "Italian Grand Prix" for his Still Life photography.
In 1993, he exhibited in Sain Paul de Vence in France at the "Lilo Marti" Art Gallery with images of research into French fashion coming from the exhibition prepared for 'Sicof 93'.
In 1994, Donaggio exhibited for Amnesty International at the "Gallery of credito Valtellinese" in Milan (with the exhibition's intinerant passing through Vicenza, Sondrio,Rome and other Italian cities). Also in this period, the photographer contributed, with one of his images, to the Lanfranco Colombo donation at the Carrara Academy in Bergamo and partecipated in the exhibition of the collection at the same Academy.
In 1995 the Autor has exhibited at the "Patrik Vicqueray" Art Gallery in Brussel and at the "Diaframma Kodak Cultura" Gallery in Milan (Italy).. In same year he held a workshop at "Sicof 95" on creativity, with a projection of personal images.
In 1996, Donaggio exhibited at the "Civic Museum" in Rovigno (Croatia); at the "Cultural Centre" of Pisino (Croatia);; the "Popular Museum" of Albona (Croatia); the "Civic Museum" of Pinguente (Croatia); the "Melkweg Gallery" of Amsterdam; the "International Exhibition for Advertising Photography" of Seoul; the "French Cultural Centre" Gallery of Palermo (Italy); at the "Agfa Gallery” of Milan (Italy); "Fiaf Space" of Vicenza; the "Vendemini Palace" of Savignano sul Rubicone; at the "City Hall" of Fermignano (Italy). In same year, he won the "Kodak Gold Award" for his creative portrait.
In 1997, he exhibited at the "Joel Soroka Gallery" of Aspen; at the "Maison des Arts" of Laon (France); at the "Incontri Professionali Mediterranei" City Hall of Polizzi Generosa (Italy).
In 1998, Donaggio has exhibited at the "International exhibition for Photography" of Seoul, at the "Science of the Technique Museum" of Milan (Italy), and at the "Gracco Museum" of Pompei (Italy).
In February 2000 exhibited at the "AIPAD show" in New York.
In April-May 2000 exhibited at Netillustra Art Gallery. Internet Web Site (www.netillustra.net)
In March 2001 exhibited at the “Modern Art Museum” of Mantova (Italy).
Sixteen of Donaggio's images are kept in the "Bibliotheque Nationale de France" in Paris, others at the "Artist Space" and the "Center for Photography at Woodstock" in New York. Many magazines have written about the photographer, dedicating a lot of space to his personal and creative profile; magazines such as "Progresso Fotografico"(Italy); "Zoom"(Italy); "Global"(Italy); "Living in Milan"(Italy); "Gente di Fotografia"(Italy); "Foto Cine Video"(Italy);”Il Fotografo”(Italy); "Foto_pratica Immagini"(Italy); "Lineagrafica"(Italy); "Pro Lighting", England; "Vis a Vis", France; "Agfa Clip Magazine"; International; “Foto Reflex”, Mexico; “Photo Review”, U.S.A.;"Photodom Magazine", Taiwan; "D&D", Australia;
, is a digital work in limited editions of 21 images 1/25 signed and numbered by the Author, size 70x100 cm. Franco Donaggio’s pictures are printed on Kodak® paper color with the digital printing system “Durst Lambda 130”, making it possible to have digital images printed with traditional photographic techniques. The image is exposed on Kodak® professional paper color without making the Negative, thanks to a special exposer made up of three laser rays (RGB). Then the paper is developed and fixed in traditional chemical baths. In this way we obtain images with continuous tone (without dots), with wonderful Cleanness, density and brilliance.
, is a digital work in limited editions of 23 images 1/25 signed and numbered by the Author, size 70x100 cm. Franco Donaggio’s pictures are printed on Kodak® paper color with the digital printing system “Durst Lambda 130”, making it possible to have digital images
Printed with traditional photographic techniques.
The image is exposed on Kodak® professional paper color without making the
Negative, thanks to a special exposer made up of three laser rays (RGB). Then the paper is developed and fixed in traditional chemical baths. In this way we obtain images with continuous tone (without dots), with wonderful cleanness, density and brilliance.
MYSELF (Fine Art)
I love the travelling of thought, the sublimation of imaginery; all the streets leading to interior world. When I think about the meaning of human existence, I feel lost and try to work. It's the only way to find my silence, the "flight" of corporal absence beyond the reason boundaries. Only in this way I can search for my truth...
To photograph is to carry out a project, to create a "radiography" of a
feeling or of a great plan.