Sante Vittorio Malli was born in1923, in Monzanbano (Lombardy), in the province of Mantua. While he was still a child, he moved with his family to Milan where he lived for the rest of his life. He began his photographic activity in the mid-1950s, devoting himself above all to portraits and landscapes. He took contact with the world of amateur photography and in 1956 he founded the photographic group “Il Naviglio” with which he participated in various exhibitions such as the Rassegna della fotografia italiana in Sesto San Giovanni (Milan, 1959). In 1960, for the occasion of his first personal exhibition, he presented the results of a photographic project on the Valmalenco in the Milan Civic Library. He died in Milan in 2005.
A selection of his photographs is included in the international touring exhibition nd in the book NeoRealismo. La nuova immagine in Italia 1932-1960, published in Italian editions (Admira Edizioni, 2006), Spanish (La Fábrica Editorial, 2007), German (Christoph Merian Verlag / Fotomuseum Winterthur, 2007) and English (DelMonico Books•Prestel / Admira Edizioni, 2018).
Some of his works are included in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
All images © Eredi Sante Vittorio Malli.