Rosignano Session
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$45,000 USD

Rosignano Session is made up of 36 photos, displayed in chronological order and without edits, shot at the “Spiagge Bianche” (White Beaches) in August 2020. I became famous with the photos of Rosignano I took back in 1995, after the election of Silvio Berlusconi in Italy. At the time, I was driven by a great curiosity to know why hoards of people had voted for him. The most sensible move seemed to stand right in front of them with my camera, to look them in the face, in their most vulnerable, defenceless state. So, I went back there again in the summer of 2020, this time to study the behavior of people after the first lockdown due to Covid-19. I simply observed the sea, the people and their movements in the water. Rosignano Session helps the viewer to understand the experience I had when I arrived, and the viewer in turn is able to imagine a story, be interested in a certain situation and follow a favorite character’s movement through space and time, thus participating in the process that lies behind my shooting sessions. Rosignano Session is a symbol of how humanity keeps moving forward, despite all circumstances.

The digital file comes with a physically printed gift – a paper version of the photo session composed of thirty-six pictures 45x33,5cm (17,7”x 13,1”). This accordion-style publication can be viewed as a book or as a circular and continuous exhibition, passing from photo to photo.


Dimensions: 4096x3072 pixels
Type: mp4 file


Massimo Vitali is an Italian photographer best known for his large-scale color images of beaches and mass leisure events. Shot from a distance, his panoramic views show people interacting with their environments and one another, lending a sense of voyeurism to the work. Born in 1944 in Como, Italy, Vitali traveled to London in the 1960s to study photography at the London College of Printing. Working as a photojournalist during the 1970s, he didn’t begin making his own work until 1995, when he commenced the Beach Series. He currently lives and works in Lucca, Italy. His photographs are held in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, among other institutions.

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Rosignano Session - created by Massimo Vitali
Initial Price
$45,000 USD

Rosignano Session is made up of 36 photos, displayed in chronological order and without edits, shot at the “Spiagge Bianche” (White Beaches) in August 2020. I became famous with the photos of Rosignano I took back in 1995, after the election of Silvio Berlusconi in Italy. At the time, I was driven by a great curiosity to know why hoards of people had voted for him. The most sensible move seemed to stand right in front of them with my camera, to look them in the face, in their most vulnerable, defenceless state. So, I went back there again in the summer of 2020, this time to study the behavior of people after the first lockdown due to Covid-19. I simply observed the sea, the people and their movements in the water. Rosignano Session helps the viewer to understand the experience I had when I arrived, and the viewer in turn is able to imagine a story, be interested in a certain situation and follow a favorite character’s movement through space and time, thus participating in the process that lies behind my shooting sessions. Rosignano Session is a symbol of how humanity keeps moving forward, despite all circumstances.

The digital file comes with a physically printed gift – a paper version of the photo session composed of thirty-six pictures 45x33,5cm (17,7”x 13,1”). This accordion-style publication can be viewed as a book or as a circular and continuous exhibition, passing from photo to photo.


Dimensions: 4096x3072 pixels
Type: mp4 file


Massimo Vitali is an Italian photographer best known for his large-scale color images of beaches and mass leisure events. Shot from a distance, his panoramic views show people interacting with their environments and one another, lending a sense of voyeurism to the work. Born in 1944 in Como, Italy, Vitali traveled to London in the 1960s to study photography at the London College of Printing. Working as a photojournalist during the 1970s, he didn’t begin making his own work until 1995, when he commenced the Beach Series. He currently lives and works in Lucca, Italy. His photographs are held in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, among other institutions.


Rosignano Session - created by Massimo Vitali
Initial Price
$45,000 USD
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