Contrasto Galleria was founded in Milan in 2005. Year after year, strict to the commitment of extending an awareness of and appreciation for fine art photography, the gallery has become the reference point in Italy for the beginning collector as well as the experience connoisseur and institutional collector, offering the possibility of acquiring both vintage and modern prints of great Italian and International masters as well as emerging artists.
Contrasto Galleria has the privilege of working directly with the artists and estates represented, thus establishing an intimate and deep relationship with the artists and knowledge of their works, supporting and promoting both archival works and new releases.
Among the most significative exhibitions of artists we exclusively represent for Italy, Sebastião Salgado’s latest project, “Genesi”; the survey in India by Alex Webb; the stunning reportage by Gianni Berengo Gardin on the cruise ships in Venice; the solo shows dedicated to internationally known artists such as Herbert List, Kenro Izu, Irene Kung, Bill Armstrong, Paolo Ventura. One of our latest acquisition, of which we are extremely honored, is the representation of James Nachtwey.
The gallery also collaborates with public institutions, such as Milan Expo 2015 for which the Cluster project has been curated, with custom made photography projects by Gianni Berengo Gardin, Irene Kung, Sebastião Salgado, Ferdinando Scianna, Alex Webb.