Obituary: Daniele Tamagni, 43, Photographer of International Fashion and Style

Posted by on Thursday December 28, 2017 | Obituary

© Trolley BooksPhotographer Daniele Tamagni, best known for documenting the fashionable dandies of the Congo, died December 23 in Milan, according to Corriere della Sera. He was 43, and had been ill for four years, the paper reports. His award-winning work had appeared in The Guardian Weekend, The Sunday Times of London, Rolling Stone, Corriere della Sere, Vogue and other publications.

A student of art history, Tamagni began photographing street style and subcultures around the world in 2007. His project on the immaculately dressed dandies of the Congo, known as Sapeurs, won the Young Photographers Canon Award in 2007. His book, The Gentlemen of Bacongo, was published by Trolley Books in 2009. In 2010, the International Center of Photography gave him the Infinity Award for Applied Photography.

That year, he produced a story on “the flying cholitas,” female wrestlers in La Paz, Bolivia. The series earned him a 2nd place prize in the Arts and Entertainment category of the 2011 World Press Photo competition.

This summer, though ill, he produced an exhibition of his work in Rome called, “Another Look: Looks and Styles in Africa on the Move.”

Related articles:
Obituary: Gigi Giannuzzi, Founder of Trolley Books, 49

ICP Infinity Awards 2010 Honors Power of Photography


COMMENTS

MORE POSTS

Sam Nzima, Who Took Iconic Apartheid Photo, Dies at 83

Posted by on Tuesday May 15, 2018 | Obituary, Uncategorized

South African photographer Sam Nzima, whose iconic photograph (right) from a Soweto uprising in 1976 helped turn world opinion against apartheid, died Saturday in Mpumalanga province, South Africa, according to press reports. He was 83. Nzima’s famous photograph showed a distraught 18-year-old named Mbuyisa Makhubo carrying the dead body of 13-year-old Hector Pieterson, a student... More

Obituary: Photographer Barry O’Rourke, APA President and Stock Agency Founder, 84

Posted by on Monday April 23, 2018 | Obituary

Photographer Barry O’Rourke, a past president of the Advertising Photographers of America and co-founder of The Stock Market stock photo agency, died April 17 in hospice care in Brookfield, Connecticut. The cause of death was complications from Alzheimer’s, according to his son, Randy. He was 84. Born James Barry O’Rourke in Providence, Rhode Island, 1933,... More

Obituary: Photographer Nitin Vadukul, 52

Posted by on Friday March 9, 2018 | Obituary

Photographer Nitin Vadukul, who created surreal and eerie images for commercial, editorial and music clients, died February 17 in New York City, according to The New York Times. His brother, photographer Max Vadukul, told The Times the cause of death was colorectal cancer. Born Nitin Shantilal Vadukul in Nairobi in 1965 to parents of Indian... More