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Franco Fontana is an
Italian photographer born in Modena, Italy in 1933, best known for his
abstract colour landscapes. Fontana's photos have been used as album cover
art for records produced by the ECM jazz label.
He is known as the inventor of the photographic line referred to as
concept of line He began working as an amateur photographer in 1961. His
first personal exposition was in 1968 in Modena. Since then he has
participated in more than 400 expositions - collective and personal - and
his work is bought in approximately 60 museum collections all over the
world. He has been signed for numerous publicity campaigns, as FIAT,
VOLKSWAGEN, National Railways, VOLVO, VERSACE, CANON, KODAK, SNAM, STET,
MONDRIAN, J.WALKER, ALITALIA, SWISSAIR, LA RINASCENTE. He works with
TIME-LIFE, VOGUE USA, VOGUE FRANCE, VENDERDI DI REPUBBLICA, PANORAMA,
FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE, EPOCA and many more distinguished publications.
His work has been published in more than 40 books in various editions in
Italian, Japanese, French, German, Swiss, English and Spanish. His
numerous awards include the 1989 Tokyo Photographer Society of Japan - The
150 Years of Photography - Photographer Award.