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Sunday
Feb052012

Paolo Roversi at the Wapping Project Bankside

Self Portrait by Roversi

Paolo Roversi was born in Ravenna Italy in 1947. His passion for photography began as a teenager during a vacation in Spain in 1964. In 1970 he started collaborating with the Accociated Press, his first assignment was to cover Ezra Pound's funeral in Venice. In 1971 he met Peter Knapp, art director of Elle Magazine. At Knapp's invitation, Paolo visited Paris in 1973 and never left.

The British photographer Lawrence Sackmann took Paolo on as his assistant in 1974. Roversi credits him for teaching him all he knows today about photography. Sackmann always use to say "your tripod and camera must be well-fixed but your eyes and mind should be free."

On View from Feb 03 - March 31  

For more Information go to the Wrappping Project Bankside site here:

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