Italian photographers Gianni and Tiziana Baldizzone met in Madagascar in 1977.

Man, culture and environment inspire their work and for over thirty years now have been taking them to the most secluded areas of the world, (especially in Asia and Africa) where they witness of the life of people belonging to different civilizations and cultures.
By their photoreportages/photographs, they also contribute to the knowledge, comprehension/understanding and preservation of the extraordinary cultural biodiversity still existing on our planet.
To build up respect for people and their cultural diversity is part of Baldizzone’s work as photographers.

The meeting with the Other is at the heart of Tiziana and Gianni’s photographic approach.

“Thanks to man – they say – we have understood the extraordinary power of impact of photography: a means to us to communicate to the Other and with the Other in a language made of light, colours, shapes and above all intimacy. It is an ideal language to stir up emotions and pass on information at the same time".

Their idea of photography obeys the ethical rule of “sharing and understanding”.
They share their time with people and start shooting only once intimacy has been established and a sense of harmony has been attained.
As the natural continuation of an uninterrupted dialogue, each photographs is then an artistic creation and the expression of an intimate relation: it shows what it meant to be there and share that very instant with that man or that woman.

“Looking deep into somebody’s face or eyes through the lens – they say – means trying to understand: and trying to understand is the least one can do to compensate for the intrusion upon people’s private life or feelings.

Tiziana and Gianni Baldizzone areauthors of more than twenty books.

Their photographs have been internationally exhibited. (you see) And published in international magazines (such as GEO, Grands Reportages, Polka Magazine, Science & Avenir, Terre Sauvage, The Geographical, D Repubblica, L’Espresso, Fotografia etc).

Gianni Baldizzone is Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of London.

Bibliography:

  Hidden Tribes of India
London, 2000, Local Colours
Paris, 1993, Editions du Chene (Hachette)
Paris, 2004, Editions du Chene
Paris, March 2008, Editions du Chene (Hachette)
  Tibet on the paths gentlemen brigands,
retracing the steps of Alexandra David-Neèl
London, 1995, Thames&Hudson
Vercelli, 1995, White Star Edizioni
Koln, 1995, Belser Verlag
Paris, 1995, Editions du Chene
USA, 1996, Stewart, Tabori&Chang
  Timeless India
Mapin Pvt 1996
Grantha USA
  Lapponi
Nardini Editore 1996
  Brahmapoutra, Tales from the river
London, 1998, Local Colours
USA, 1998, Shambala
Geneva, 1998, Editions Olizane
Munich, 1998, Frederking & Thaler
  The sacred heart of Rajasthan
Vercelli, 1999, White Star Edizioni
New Delhi, 1999, Time Book
  Impressions of Sahara
London, 2004, Flammarion Inc
Germany, 2004, Flammarion.de
Paris, 2000, Arthaud
  Wedding Ceremonies
London, 2001, Flammarion Inc
Paris, 2001, Flammarion
  Magiciens de la Pluie
Paris, 2002, Arthaud
Germany, 2003, Flammarion.de
  Tableaux de Sumatra
Paris, 2002, Arthaud
  Hands
London, 2002, New
Paris, 2002, Editions Phébus
Internationalist
Munich, 2003, Knesebeck Verlag
  In Tibet
Milano, 2003, Techne Editore
  Caravanes de bambous
Paris, 2004, Editions du Seuil
  Sur la route du sel et du savoir
Paris, 2005, Editions du Seuil
  Visages
Paris, 2005, Editions Phèbus
  I Segni del Corpo
Milano, 2006, 5Continents Editions
  Fetes du Monde (co-authors)
Paris, 2006, Editions Solar-GEO
 
  Tibet, d'oubli et de memoire
2007 Paris, Editions Phébus
Barcelona, Blume
 
  Siddhartha,
  the prince who became Buddha
2008 White Star Publishers
2008 Vercelli, Editions White
         Star
2008 Paris, Editions White Star
         France
2008 White Star Verlag
   
  Esprit Nomade
nomades des déserts de sable, d’herbe et de neige
2010 Paris, Editions de La Martinière
 
  Les Enfants Nomades des   déserts de sable, d’herbe
  
et de neige
2010 Paris, Editions De La Martinière Jeunesse
   
 
 
 
 
 
 

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