Maurizio Galimberti, international photographer among the most famous in the world, considers himself an "Instant Polaroid Artist". His reputation is strictly connected to the instant photography conceived as a work of art. In the era of the photo editing and the immediate sharing, Galimberti has always been faithful to Polaroid, which has become a crucial sign of his success.
Galimberti is born in Como in 1956, but has grown up in Meda where he currently lives. He graduated from Technical Institute for Surveyors (Building Engineer) in 1976 and he began working in the family company, job that he later quitted to focus only on photography. Such experience in the construction sites has improved his ability to rigorously visualize lines and geometric forms.
Fond of photography since he was young, it’s in 1983 that his passion/obsession for Polaroid came to light. In 1991 he began his cooperation with Polaroid-Italy of which he soon became its official testimonial. In 1999 he was nominated the best Italian portraitist by Class magazine. Due to the popularity and success gained thanks to his unusual portraits, he was invited as portraitist to many editions of Venice Film Festival (in particular in 2003 edition, the front cover of the British publication of Times Magazine was Maurizio Galimeberti’s portrait of Johnny Depp). He has been visiting professor at Domus Academy and at Italian Institute for Photography in Milan. With GiArt Bologna he has worked on a project called “Paesaggio Italia”.