Daniele Tamagni was an award winning documentary and street photographer, with a particular focus on street fashion in communities around the world.Message
Daniele Tamagni, born in Milano (Italy), elevated his passion to a profession in 2007, after receiving the Canon Young Photographer Award, followed by ICP Infinity Awards in 2010 and World Press Photo Awards in 2011. As the accolade of accomplishments and publications prove, he became a leading photographer, despite a severe health condition that marked the last four years of his life. He harnessed his broad knowledge of art, his passion for style and fashion, his love for Africa and its diaspora, his evident inspirational capacity, to become a reference to generations of like-minded individuals all over the globe.
In 2009 he published “Gentlemen of Bacongo" (Trolley books edition – London). The designer Paul Smith, who wrote the preface, found inspiration for his Spring-Summer 2010 collection. In 2010 he travelled to Bolivia in the Andean village of Kami for TERNA energy company assignment and in La Paz for a project of women wrestlers, which resulted in the project "The Flying Cholitas", winning the World Press Photo in Arts & Entertainment category in 2011. Between 2011 and 2013 Tamagni explored other street style trends and aesthetic of transformation in different contexts (South Africa, Senegal, Cuba, Burma, Botsawana). The best images of his projects were published in a book “Global Style Battles” edited by Abrams in New York, Editions la Decouverte in Paris in 2015 and later in Japan by Seingensha. In the meantime he alternated his research work with commercial and editorial assignments. In 2012, he took pictures of Solange Knowles for his video "Losing You" inspired to his book Gentlemen of Bacongo. In the following years he shot the cover for Rolling Stones SA of singer Nakhane Toure and Tenie Tempa; Passage to Rajasthan” for ONE SIGHT Luxottica foundation 2012; a book project for Ecopenus in 2013.
Today his Images are published in 25 books all over the world. Exhibitions with his pictures have been held every year since 2010 in Europe and US in private Galleries and Museums (such as LACMA in Los Angeles, Moma in NY, Vitra in Germany, MOCP in Chicago, Brighton Royal Pavilion, MART Rovereto Italy, Museo de cuidad Lisboa, Carrousel du Louvre Paris, Lentos Kunst Museum Austria, Prins Claus Amsterdam, etc). His fine art prints were acquired by LACMA Los Angeles; MOCP Chicago, Houston Fine Art Museum , Brighton Royal Pavillion, Schwules Museum* Hamburg.
The Daniele Tamagni Foundation aims to promote his artistic legacy and to support young photographers who explore the African identity and engage with the African continent or its diaspora.