Roberto Polillo (Milan, Italy - )


Born in Milan in 1946, Roberto lives between his native city, Rome and Miami. In the 1960s he photographed over a hundred jazz concerts, building up a complete gallery of portraits of the most important jazz musicians of the period. These images have been displayed in numerous solo exhibitions, and used for magazines,
books, CD sleeves, and have been collected in a photographic book Swing, Bop & Free (2006), which presents over 100 portraits of jazz icons of the 1960s.
But then, after entering with his jazz images in the history of entertainment photography, in the early 1970s he decided to hang up his camera and embark on a completely different career, as both an entrepreneur in the computer software business and an university professor.
In the early 2000’s he took up his camera again, after an expressive silence lasted three decades, exploring new different languages for travel art photography.

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