© Paolo Roversi

Guest of the Planche(s) Contact Festival in 2012

Paolo Roversi was born in 1947 in Ravenna, the same year Dr Ewin Land invented the Polaroid. His work has been exhibited across the world (USA, Japan, France, Italy, Germany…); he has also published ten monographies.

Labelled as a fashion portraitist, he is considered an international star of advertising and fashion photography. Since his beginning in 1973 in Paris, his work is a photographic diary written day after day, photo after photo, with much love and passion. His photographic style is unique, sober, timeless, but not silent or inert: the very expression of grace and fragile beauty. From his studio, Paolo Roversi imagined Deauville, a city breathing the Belle Époque era, when Coco Chanel opened her first shop (1913).