Flavio-Shiró is a cult artist, a painter’s painter. His work defies categorization or association with any artistic group or movement. For more than six decades, his work has simply been modern.
Luca Sola was born in Collestatte Piano (Umbria, Italy) in 1977. Documentary photographer, he studied Contemporary Literature at Perugia University and took the Photojournalism Master Course at ISFCI in Rome. Professional photojournalist since 2009, his work is focused on social, humanitarian and geopolitical subjects with particular reference to Italy, Africa and Middle East.
His works have appeared in major international newspapers and magazines, including Time Magazine, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Economist, Vanity Fair, Esquire Russia, SonntagsBlick, Internazionale, L’Espresso, Panorama, IL24, Sportweek, Io Donna, Cosmopolitan, The Observer, Daily Mail, The Indipendent, East. Among several national prizes won, he achieved the third prize at the Yonhap International Press Photo Awards 2011 in the category “Enhancement of International Peace” with his work on the Libyan revolution. His first book, “LIBIA / Appunti di Guerra” (Postcart Edizioni, 2012) is based on the same work. He is also the correspondence photographer for several United Nations agencies and international NGOs.
He has exhibited internationally, in Rome, NY, Paris, Edinburgh, San Diego, Seul, Toronto.
He currently lives in Johannesburg.
Represented by All Around Art Gallery and the agency Contrasto.