Augusto De Luca’s “Memento Mori”

 

To encounter the photographs of Augusto De Luca is to encounter the poetic and the metaphysical. De Luca is a master of conceptual photography, best known for his keen eye for primary elements, his innovative approach to materials, and his uniquely minimalist compositional style. He calls it “the geometry that sets the grammar of the image”

Born in Naples in 1955, De Luca graduated in law before becoming a professional photographer in the mid-seventies. As a photographer, he worked along the boundary between traditional and experimental photography, building for himself an impressive portfolio that spans the worlds of advertising, tourism, culture, and entertainment.

De Luca taught photography for ten years at the Club Montecitorio, Chamber of Deputies. In 1996, he was awarded the prestigious “Città di Roma” Prize together with Ennio Morricone for the book “Roma Nostra.”

His photographs have been widely exhibited in Italy and abroad and appear in public and private collections, including those of the International Polaroid Collection (USA), the National Library in Paris, the National Gallery of Arts Cosmetics in Beijing, and the Museo de la Photographie Charleroi in Belgium.

from the series "memento mori" by augusto de luca

from the series "memento mori" by augusto de luca

from the series "memento mori" by augusto de luca

from the series "memento mori" by augusto de luca

from the series "memento mori" by augusto de luca

from the series "memento mori" by augusto de luca

from the series "memento mori" by augusto de luca

from the series "memento mori" by augusto de luca

from the series "memento mori" by augusto de luca

from the series "memento mori" by augusto de luca

from the series "memento mori" by augusto de luca

from the series "memento mori" by augusto de luca

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