While Sergio Pitamitz may not be a familiar name in your household, the chances are that you may have seen his work in your Sunday supplement or a subscription to Newsweek or National Geographic, so we’re very pleased to have added his pictures to our collection of photography.
Sergio was born in 1968 in Milan, Italy and his youth he cultivated a curiosity for photography. A desire learn about foreign cultures and a love of travel led him to work in geographical reportage for Italian travel magazines in the early 90s.
In 1996, Pitamitz was a contracted photographer for the prestigious worldwide agency Sipa Press. He was the first western photographer to photograph Iran with the permission of the authorities, capturing on camera historical sites such as Shiraz, the lost city of Bam and Persepolis.
However, in our portfolio of Pitamitz’s photographs, you’ll see the diversity of his subject matter, where he primarily captures the exotic sights of Morocco, the obscure South American state of Guatemala and the African safari landscape of Kenya.
The photographer lived in London from 1998 to 2000 and whilst living in England, a photo of jockey Frankie Dettori winning at Royal Ascot was judged to be 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 also reached the semi-finals for BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Since 2001 he has lived in Varese, Italy.
See here for a gallery of our particular favourite Pitamitz images.