GUIDO HARARI


GUIDO HARARI

Guido Harari has met and photographed the greatest music legends. Lou Reed said about him: "I'm always happy when Guido takes my picture because I know it will be a musical picture. And it will also have some poetry and feeling to it. The things that Guido captures with his portraits are generally speaking ignored by other photographers. I consider Guido a friend, not a photographer".

In the early Seventies Guido started out as a photographer and music journalist, launching a career quite unprecedented in Italy at the time and collaborating with magazines like "Ciao 2001", "Giovani", "Gong", "Rockstar", "Rock & Folk", "Amica", "Linea Uomo", "Mojo", "Amica", "Linea Uomo", "Sette", "Max", "King", "Moda", "Specchio", "Gentleman", "SportWeek", "L'Uomo Vogue"

He's worked with major Italian and international artists shooting album covers for, among others, Claudio Baglioni, Andrea Bocelli, Kate Bush, Vinicio Capossela, Paolo Conte, David Crosby, Pino Daniele, Bob Dylan, B.B. King, Ute Lemper, Ligabue, Mia Martini, Paul McCartney, Gianna Nannini, Michael Nyman, Luciano Pavarotti, PFM, Lou Reed, Vasco Rossi, Simple Minds and Frank Zappa.

Guido has been one of Fabrizio De André's personal photographers. Their collaboration spans twenty years and produced the cover for In concerto, the historic live album from the legendary 1979 De André-PFM tour. Guido has curated three successful books on De André: E poi, il futuro (Mondadori 2001, foreword by Fernanda Pivano), Una goccia di splendore (Rizzoli 2007, foreword by Beppe Grillo) and De André & PFM. Evaporati in una nuvola rock with PFM's Franz Di Cioccio (Chiarelettere 2008). He also was one of the curators of the major De André exhibition produced by Palazzo Ducale in Genoa. 

By the Nineties Guido's activity included advertising, corporate photography, reportage as well as graphic design for his own books. His work has been featured in many exhibitions (Strange Angels 2002/05, Wall Of Sound 2007/08, Sguardi randagi. Fabrizio De André fotografato da Guido Harari 2009/10) and numerous books like Il Circo di Paolo Rossi. Sotto un cielo di gomma (Baldini & Castoldi 1995), Barboni. Il teatro di Pippo Delbono (Ubulibri 1998), Khulna, Bangladesh for Progetto Sorriso nel Mondo 2003, Strange Angels 2003, foreword by Laurie Anderson and Lou ReedThe Beat Goes On with Fernanda Pivano (Mondadori 2004); Vasco! (Edel 2006), Wall Of Sound (HRR Edizioni 2007), Mia Martini. L’ultima occasione per vivere with Menico Caroli (Tea 2009, foreword by Charles Aznavour), Giorgio Gaber. L'illogica utopia (Chiarelettere 2010, foreword by Luigi Zoja), Quando parla Gaber (Chiarelettere 2011), Vinicio Capossela (Tea 2012), Tom Waits (Tea 2012), Kate Bush (Wall Of Sound Gallery 2014).

In 2011 Guido founded Wall Of Sound Gallery, the first Italian photo gallery entirely devoted to music photography.

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