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Sergio Pitamitz art prints and posters

Sergio Pitamitz was born in the 1968, in the northern Italian city of Milan. As a boy he demonstrated a great curiousity for photography. A desire to know more about foreign cultures and a love of travelling led him to work in geographical reportage and in the early 1990s he worked on assignments for Italian travel magazines.

In 1996, Pitamitz was a contracted photographer for the worldwide agency Sipa Press, one of the world's top photojournalism agencies. At the time he was the first western photographer to photograph Iranian society with the permission of the government of Iran. He photographed historical sites such as Shiraz, the lost city of Bam, and Persepolis. On a second visit to Iran, Sergio Pitamitz continued his reportage to include the expansion of tourism in the Persian Gulf.

Pitamitz lived in London from 1998 to 2000, due to it's convenience as a hub for international travel, and worked for Sipa Press and several Italian travel magazines as a photographic correspondent. A photo of the renowned jockey Frankie Dettori winning at Royal Ascot was judged by Sipa Press as one of the best photos of 1998, and was exhibited at the 'Festival du Photojournalisme' in Angers (France). Two of Sergio Pitamitz's wildlife images have reached the semi-finals for BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

His photos have appeared in various international magazine and newspaper titles such as Newsweek, Le Figaro Magazine, Condé Nast Traveller and various publications of National Geographic Society. He is also currently staff photographer at Latitudes Magazine, and his burgeoning status as a photographer of notes has been cemented by his representation by Corbis and Getty images.

Since 2001 he has lived in Varese, Italy.

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