Virgilio Bardossi



Born in Fiesole (Florence-Italy).

He has always been fascinated by photography. He prefers black and white. Recognized by many people as a master of “dark room” and now of “clear room”. His photographic reportages are mainly collections of images, in which it is evident the human contact that he is able to establish with people. He has got several international awards and unanimous acknowledgements.

FIAP World Cups for Nations: 4 World Cups, 3 first prizes, 1 second prize, 2 HM and 2 World Cups with theme “The world’s children” and “Friendships and solidarity”; with individual Bronze Medal. 2008 FIAP World Cup for Clubs, 2016 Bronze Medal for clubs.

Photo Nikon Contest awarded in 3 editions. Besides some books and calendars, he has published folders (numbered, signed and printed in limited edition).

2001 At the FIAP Congress of Prato “Portraits: Maramures end of millenium”.

2004 At the FIAP Congress of Budapest “The world of Maramures”, which has been regarded as the best of the conference; indeed, it earned him the honor of Maître FIAP.

2005 With other photographers, reportage on Tibet, which yielded the book “Focusing on Snow Land”.

2006 FIAP awarded him with the further honour EFIAP/p. A very few photographers in the world boast these two high credits: Maître FIAP and EFIAP/p. The Book “High water in Venice” is the only photographic book which describes the phenomenon of high water.

2007 FIAF awarded him as IFI (Italian Awarded Photographer).

2010 Graduation thesis of a Catania student “Virgilio Bardossi: Reportages from the world”.

2013 Anthological exhibition “1973-2013  40 years as amateur photographer”.

2015 With other photographers, photos for the book “IZMIR: Yarinlara bir miras”.

2017 Presentation book. “1995-2001 Maramures – 2016, back again. Same place, same people

The uniqueness of this work is to have put together the same groups of people at a distance of 15/21 years. This work is part of the archive of the Museum Satului of Sighetu Marmatiei

2018 FIAP Awarded him EFIAP/d1 – Italian Cup for clubs

2019 FIAP Awarded him EFIAP/d2