Profile
Alessio Buccafusca is, nowadays, one of the most popular and successful international dance photographers.

In his long and eventful career has photographed the most important international stars of world of dance as:
Rudolf Nureyev, Ekaterina Maximova, Vladimir Vassiliev, Vladimir Derevjanko, Carla Fracci, Paolo Bortoluzzi, Luciana Savignano, Giuseppe Picone, Roberto Bolle, Amber Vallo, Antonio Gades, Svetlana Zakarova, Jorge Donn, Faruk Ruzimatov, Isabelle Ciaravola and many others.

His archive includes over 200,000 color slides, negatives, black and white, and digital files containing images of the most important dancers who made the history of dance.

Over the years, his striking images have appeared in an impressive number of covers of the most significant publications, bringing his artistic contribution to all the major dance magazines: Ballet, Ballet Today, Times, Dance Dance Dance, Dancer, Dance Magazine, All Dance. He also made significant contributions to other magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Photo, Photo Progress, The Iris.
He has worked with publishers like Mondadori, De Agostini, Fabbri, Electa, Rizzoli, Rusconi, L'Espresso, Di Giacomo and Gremese, specialising on dance books, starting an important production of books, calendars and posters, such as the one of Carla Fracci for the Scala Theatre and the Rome Opera. For the San Carlo Theatre in Naples he published the book "The lens on Béjart". Other publications include: "Luciana Savignano", published by the Paoline Press and "Gabriella Cohen", Dans Media Edition.

Alessio Buccafusca lives and works in his studio in the city of Naples, where he is born in 1953. During his classical studies, he began to approach the world of arts and photography in particular.

In 1978 he began taking pictures for the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, starting a meaningful collaboration that is still ongoing.
He photographed, among the others, the Paris Ballet de l'Opera, the Australian Ballet, the National Ballet of Cuba, the Royal Ballet, the Bolshoi of Moscow fixing with his lens "the fleeting moment" of the most important shows in the world..

In 2003 he created the image of the ballet "Romeo and Juliet" at the Teatro S. Carlo in Naples and in the same year, in collaboration with Alberto and with the support of the Tourist Office of Positano has published two important volumes with Gremese: "Positano and Dance in the World" and "Words of Dance", the latter submitted Also available in French ("Paroles de Danse") and English ("Words of Dance") versions, the Paris Opera and at the Italian Institute of Culture in London respectively.

In 2004, with its beautiful and unique images has produced a calendar of Rudolf Nureyev which was sponsored by the Office of Tourism Positano.

In 2007 he celebrated 30 years of his career with the only show at the Italian Institute of Culture in Madrid, under the auspices of the 'Italian Embassy in Madrid'. The exhibition was accompanied by the publication of the catalog Alessio Buccafusca "Thirty years of photos of dance", published by the Foundation Massine, edited by Lorraine Coppola.

In 2008 he was invited as the official photographer of the Bolshoi Theatre in "Ekaterina Maximova and Vladimir Vasiliev - Ballet Festival" in Moscow.

In 2008, he presented to the Museum of Fine Arts, PAN, of Naples, of the book "La Posa ephemeral 'texts Vittoria Ottolenghi and Gloria Chiappani Rodicewsky, published by the Foundation Massine by Lorraine Coppola, testimonial by Vladimir Vasiliev.

In 2009 he exhibited in Florence over 50 photographs in the exhibition of the Lower Fortress Danza in Fiera.

In 2010 he received in Florence, Monte dei Paschi di Siena Prize for photography of dance.

In 2011 he released his first calendar multimedia dance for the online magazine www.giornaledelladanza.com

In 2012, GD has received awards at the Opera of Rome as the best photographer of international dance.

Alessio Buccafusca is nowadays Professor of Creative Photography at the University '"UPAM" of Naples and teaches Photography of Dance at the University of Fine Arts in Naples.


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