Daniele Tamagni

Daniele Tamagni is a freelance photographer and art historian from Italy who digs into marginal street cultures all over the world, seeking to connect with dropouts, lost kids and the poor in a search for identity and respect. Tamagni is the recipient of the 2007 Canon Young Photographer Award, winning for his project the Sapeurs of Brazzaville, documenting Congolese dandies, the 2010 Inertnational Center of Photography's Infinity Award in the Fashion category, the 2011 World Press Photo in the Arts & Entertainment category for his project on Bolivian female wrestlers, and the 2013 Sony World Professional Award shortlist, Art and Culture category, for his series Afrometals. In 2009, Tamagni published a book entitled 'Gentlemen of Bacongo' with a preface written by designer Paul Smith, who found inspiration in Tamagni's works for his S/S 2010 collection. From 2001 to 2012, Tamagni explored street style trends and the aesthetics of transformation in cities including Havana, Dakar, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur, and has recently published 'Fashion Tribes: Global Street Style', focused on global street life and encompassing all of these projects. Current exhibitions include Africa's Top Models, Museum für Völkerkunde, Hamburg (2015), Fashion Mortality, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz (2015), Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, Vitra Museum, Weil am Rhein (2015), and Dandy Lions, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago (2015).