Stefano Zardini (1943 - † 2019) hails from a long line of photographers, stretching back to the medium’s earliest days in the late 19th century. Given this auspicious heritage, it is unsurprising that Zardini turned to photography from a young age, both as a livelihood and as a means of self expression. He has hardly been parted from his camera since.
Zardini started out working in the fashion industry, shooting for heavyweight publications like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Condé Nast Traveler. He went on to travel the world, documenting wars, disasters and momentous events in more than 60 countries, including shooting a series on human rights for the 50th anniversary of the United Nations.
While grateful for his early introduction to the medium of photography, Zardini chooses to eschew conformity, dedicating his whole career to experimentation in an effort to develop his own unique, ever-changing, undefinable style. The result? A freshness and vitality that travel throughout his images, regardless of the subject matter.
More recently, the prolific photographer shifted his sights to fine art photography, which he has since dedicated himself to wholeheartedly.