M.I.N.E Nr. 275, Engadin Skimarathon, St. Moritz, 2012, 61 x 194 cm, Ed. 9
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.
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.
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.