Stefano Bara1ni

Born in Milano 1958 jan 4th

Studies: architecture at politecnico in Milan


I started taking pictures in 1979, when I took up travelling. Since then, in my life, photographs and journeys merged together in an indissoluble bound.

I begin my five year cooperation with the magazine Mototurismo in 1990, followed by that with Scooter Magazine, where I published several journey features and some additional articles on the scooter world.

After a pause for reflection, at the time when digital era was coming to life I went back to taking pictures taking advantage of the new technologies available. My focus was still on journeys and especially on Africa.

Architecture (with a special interest for the rationalist period) and the ever growing suburban spaces, where human presence is, in my shots, absent most of the times, are themes that I cover periodically.

I’ve been photographing for about 4 years abandoned places with great interest and satisfaction.

These places present a unique charm, resulting from lights and shadows, dust, odors and great silence, and most of all from memories. It is indeed such memories, these traces of the past, that I quest and I capture with my camera, getting lost in the surroundings trying to find the appropriate framing and the right light to best represent them.

They are a sort of parallel universe close to us that photography contributes to bringing back to life for an instant.


Beyond the factory - 22 images (70x50) about abandoned industrial sites in Lombardia, with a small focus on street art into that places.

MILANO - June 19-July 18 at Bookshop Bicocca Franco Angeli

CAMPI BISENZIO (FI) - October 30 2016: Experimental day of Photography at Teatro Dante


African roads - 5 images (70x50) about roads and unpaved roads in Africa.

ROSSANA Foto Festival (CN) - September 29 October 2 2016


African Portraits - 15 images (35x50) in black and white about people in Tanzania, Namibia, Kenya e Ethiopia.

MILANO - January 23-January 19 February 2017 - to Ostello Bello, via Medici 4


Portraits of Dust - 20 images (50x70) about interiors of abandoned villas and palaces in Italy and Europe.

MILANO - April 21-May 18 2017 into Milano Photo Festival at Bookshop Bicocca Franco Angeli


Altars - 15 images (70x50) about abandoned church in Italy and Europe.

Fratta Polesine (Rovigo) - april 22-May 7 in Polesine Fotografia 2017


Lost Values - 10 images (100x70) about abandoned industrial sites in Europe at the official opening of the industrial pole TNC in Alba (Piemonte).

In the Factory are permanent displayed 4 images (200x300) e 3 images (140x200). ALBA - 23 se@embre 2017



2015 - Beyond the factory

2017 - Portraits of Dust. Distributed by Hoepli - ISBN: 9786009898060



1° price competition Città di Mortara 2016 - urban exploraOon theme

1° price porlolio reading - Giornata Sperimentale di fotografia 2016

Code MIA 2017

Mention in porlolio reading - Milano Photo Festival 2017

Porfolio published on Domus Magazine 2017

Finalist of the Artstic Award 2017 by Cairo Editore

Special Mention - National Photo Contest Mondovì Photo 2017 “Minimal - Less is more”

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  • JoinedJune 2010
  • HometownMilano
  • Current cityMilano
  • CountryItaly


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