Cesare Dagliana


Florence Italy

Professional photographer since 1980.

During the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, he was the correspondent for the German magazine “Stern” and for the French one, “Actuel”. For the Italian publisher Sansoni, he took care of the photo section of the volum “Palazzi Pubblici in Toscana” written by Franco Cardini and Sergio Raveggi. He collaborated with “Frigidare”, “Negrizia”,”Altromondo” and other Italian magazines as “Westuff”. As portraits photographer he realized portraits of famous personalities from the cultural and artistic world and he worked for important recording companies (Ira, Poligram, Emi). He took care of several covers of the famous Italian band “Litfiba”.His pictures has been published on important Italian magazines such as “Amica”, “Mucchio Selvaggio”,”Rolling Stone”.From 1990 to 2000 he worked in the fashion and advertising field collaborating with fashion and advertising magazines and agencies and taking care of advertising campaign for clothing companies.Editorial pubblication: Harper Bazar, Tokio, Ferragamo Magazine. Hong Kong, Firenze Magazine, Leon China, XL Repubblica.He has been teacher in several Master classes organized by the L.A.B.A. (Florence, 2006-2008).In 2000 he decided to conclude his experience with the commercial and advertising photography and to dedicate his work to social communication projects and to start collaborating just with con NGOs and institutional organizations (Comune di Firenze, Doctor for Human Rights).Project in progress: “Restricted Area: La Piana”, nord-east suburbs of Florence (2015-16).His most recent activity is still in the field of social documentation and reportage. Now he works eihter on nature subject or social-urban landscape using large photography format with a “meditative and slow approach” to the image. With personal projects protracted over time and with the use of such large photographic formats, he sets in the footpath traced by American conceptual photography and “social landscape”. He realizes fine art prints and charcoal prints.


  • 2017; “Impermanenza”  Lex & Art Studio Florence italy
  • 2017: Artbox Projet Basel -Art Basel week 2017
  • 2012: “Palestine notes”: photodiary from Palestine West Bank .Sala delle Vetrate Murate Florence ,sponsored by Florence Municipality.
  • 2007: “Flat life Landscapes”. Social reportage on Florence Nord suburb Feltrinelli International, Florence

  • 2007: Toword a new multicultural community: “Images of a new Country” AAVV. Collective exihibition and pubblication by Alinari, Italy Ministry of Interior, Florence Municipality. Uffizi Gallery.

  • 2004: “The candidates”. Portraits of extracomunitary candidates for Consulta degli Stranieri of Florence Municipality). Commnunication project by Social Policies and Immigration Department of Florence Municipali 

  • 2003: “No far from here”, Tuscany Photo Festival Massa Marittima

  • 2002: “No far from here” (con Massimo D’Amato). Islamic immigration in Florence . Sponsored by Florence Culture and Social Policies Department at Villa Voghel

  • 2002: “A post modern weekend”.Florence and Tenax nightclubbing in the eigthies. Collettiv. exhibitiona by Florence Culture Department, Leopolda Station Florence

  • 2000 :”Variazioni per un attimo solo”, La Corte Arte Gallery , solo exhibition.




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