Carlo Carletti is Leica Ambassador and award-winning international wedding photographer, based in Tuscany, Italy.
2018 Personal photo exhibition at Leica Galerie in Milan entitled “Framing Stories”. The exhibition shows a wide selection of his wedding photos among the most beautiful and significant of his career
2016 Personal photo exhibition titled “The Wedding Photography of Carlo Carletti” at Spazio Tadini Museum in Milan.
2015 Leica appoints him “Leica Ambassador”. The first wedding photographer in the World to have been honored with this title
2014 Still, art gallery in Milan, presents his photo exhibition titled “Scenes from a Marriage” curated by Denis Curti.The works are presented to collectors in a limited edition of 5
2013 Publishes with Marsilio Editori the book “Fotografie di Matrimoni”, introduction of Denis Curti.This volume collects his most important wedding photographies
2012 Catalogue of Spring/Summer 2013 Collection for Malo. Commission that in the past has been assigned to great names of fashion photography such as Michel Compte and Peter Lindbergh
2010 Among the Top 5 Wedding Photographers in the World – JM Just Married Magazine.Best of Wedding Photography Association recognized him with the “Lens & Light Honor”
2009 Photographer of the Year – Wedding Phtojournalist Association (WPJA) . Carletti is the first to win this prestigious title twice, having won it previously in 2006.
Selected by DeAgostini as the most representative Italian photographer in wedding photojournalism for a tutorial interview published on a DVD editorial issue.
2008 KODAK Pro Magazine (USA edition)
2006 Photographer of the Year – Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA)
Images of the Year 2006’ contest – American PHOTO
2005 Among the Top 4 Wedding Photographers in the World – KULT Magazine
“For the second time in three years Carlo Carletti of Italy has been honored with the prestigious WPJA Photographer of the Year (POY). Carletti is the first to win the title twice, having won it previously in 2006 .”
Lorna Gentry / For the Wedding Photojournalist
Carlo Carletti is an Italian wedding photographer. This concise and comprehensive statement does not give a proper indication of the values involved.
As wedding “expert” in Italy, he was able to bring back a very personal cultural course to photography: from the approach until the language, which is still evolving.
Lawyer by education, he has approached photography during his youngest years: when passion knocked straight at the heart, bypassing the search of easy, technical neologisms. As a good italian neorealist (there is also a bit of this in the photographer Carletti), he never rejected his “amateur” roots, like all the great that preceded him. This has given him the enormous curiosity and the strong lucidity needed to wait for that moment already seen and then made his own. His narrative attitude lies therefore in the wait, in the ability to immerse himself in the theatre of the subject, to see without intruding, adding to the objective vision the right portion of complexity: where are all the elements are connoting and consistent with the content.
Carlo Carletti is a wedding photographer: now we can better understand it, because he is a storyteller of ceremonies and of all the things in life. Not only that, he is an author of weddings, being able to put a recognizable and conscious signature in his works. Currently he has a theme book out and various personal exhibitions: works shown upon request of those clients that usually hire artists, reporters, conceptual artists, landscape artists, and so on.Carlo Carletti is a wedding photographer: yes, we are aware of it now. He is, however, with merit and not for titles. Experience, longevity, career (which also exist), are not enough to substantiate a sense of belonging, because Carlo brought Weddings among available themes, in possible photography, available to those who want to observe and undertake similar paths. It is a gift to photography in general and also to the art interpreters: distracted (it’s an understatement) by provincial craftsmanship, often addressed for lack of ideas.
Carlo Carletti is a wedding photographer and by looking at his photos (sublimely printed, let’s say it!) we almost have the feeling of going through a great journey to the edge of the sight, where Bresson, Doisneau, Bressai and Kertez used to work: photographers with the ability to understand “when” and “how”, waiting for that moment already seen therefore immediately true. “Photography accustomed the eyes to wait for what they have to see, and then to see it,” said Paul Valery hundred years before the birth of photography. Carlo Carletti is able to do so, today, with the wedding photographs. This is also a merit. The greatest.