“I always shoot in the hope of transforming the act of observing into a deep and intimate experience that I want to share with the world.”

Carlo Carletti, International Event Photographer

has very prestigious awards in the industry. Teacher at Leica Akademie Italia. He lives in Tuscany. 

2020: Publishes the photo book “Di quel giorno” with Contrasto publisher (Italian partner of Magnum Photos). Important artistic recognition, unique in Italy, to his career as a wedding photographer.

2018: “Framing Stories” personal photo exhibition at Leica Galerie in Milan.
The exhibition shows a wide selection of the most beautiful and significant wedding photos of his career.

2016: Photo exhibition “La fotografia di matrimonio di Carlo Carletti” ( “The wedding photography of Carlo Carletti”) at Spazio Tadini Museum in Milano.The curator Federicapaola Capecchi presents to the public of the Museum 29 black and white photographs among the most representative of his production.

2015: Leica appoints him “Leica Ambassador”.

2014: Photo exhibition “Scene da un matrimonio/Scenes from a Marriage” together with Francesco Cito at Still Gallery, Milan. The show was curated by Denis Curti. In December of the same year one of Carletti’s wedding photos was sold during a auction held by Christie’s at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan.

2013: Publishes for Marsilio Editori the photo book “Fotografie di Matrimonio” edited by Denis Curti. The book contains a selection of the best shots of his career as wedding photographer in Italy and abroad.

2012: Spring-Summer 2013 catalogue for Malo. The same assignment in the past has been entrusted to photographers like Michel Compte and Peter Lindbergh.

2011: Photo exhibition “Il fotografo di matrimoni”. Galleria Istantanea, Siena

2010: In the top 5 wedding photographers in the world according to the international magazine “JM Just Married Magazine”. He receives from “Best of Wedding Photography Association” the honor “Lens & Light Honor”. Photo exhibition “Listen to the Palio” at Galleria Zak, Siena.

2009: Photographer of the Year by the American “WPJA” (Wedding Photojournalist Association). Carletti is the first photographer in the World to have twice won the prestigious title, having already won it previously in 2006.

2008: He is selected by the publisher De Agostini as the only reference for a monographic DVD publication about Ceremony for the Digital Photography course. The DVD contains an exclusive long interview about his work and an extensive gallery of his images. Interview for KODAK Pro Magazine (US edition)

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2006: Finalist of the Contest “Images of the Year” for the USA magazine “American Photo”. Photographer of the Year for “WPJA” (Wedding Photojournalist Association).   

2005: Among the “Top 4 Wedding Photographers in the World” according to the magazine “KULT”.

2004: The student Stefania Spinelli discusses her thesis in Literature at the University of Siena with a work on his photographic career. Title of the thesis: “The Photography of Carlo Carletti. Considerations and notes”.

2003: Personal photo exhibition “Maremma”. Palazzo Patrizi, Siena.

2002: Publishes for Ed. Federighi the photo book “Maremma”. Preface Carlo Nepi.

2001: Publishes for Ed. Betti the photo book “Vicini Paesaggi, fotografie della Toscana senese”.

2000: Publishes for Ed. Betti the photo book “Terra Agra. Fotografie della Maremma” Preface Alberto Olivetti.

1998: Publishes for Ed. Betti the photo book “La luce chiusa. Entroni e interni senesi” Preface Mario Verdone.

1996: “Terra di Francigena”. Personal photo exhibition for the Department of Culture of the Tuscany Region.

1995: Law degree. University of Siena Photo Exhibitions.

1994: Personal photo exhibition “Quei ragazzi di S.Regina”. The life of the Community of Santa Regina in Siena. Siena Town Hall.

My new photo book by Contrastobooks

I recently published for the publisher Contrasto (Italian partner of Magnum Photos) my new photo book entitled “Di quel giorno” ( About that day).
The book has been realized with the support of Leica Italia and collects my best weddin” Di quel giorno”. My new photo book by Contrastobooks

Carlo Carletti doesn’t follow the screenplay, he searches for his own. He’s the director of photography of a movie that has its own story. It’s own elegance. It’s own formal quality. It’s a continuous quotation of cinema, especially that of Rossellini and Visconti. It is the idea of movement, of gestures that go beyond boundaries. It’s a reflection on chiaroscuro that shifts the truth into another dimension. It’s a frame that opens onto a landscape and creates distance in order to add different elements to something that would happen regardless of photography: the rite of matrimony itself.

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Angelo was born in 1966 in Tuscany (Italy), where he lives and works. In 1997 he founded with Carlo Carletti the photographic studio Arte Fotografica in Poggibonsi (Siena) specializing in Wedding Photography and event photography with a photojournalist approach. Angelo is the manager of the studio and travels all over Italy and Europe for top target Weddings and events. Angelo works tirelessly to make a complete record of the unfolding events portraying the atmosphere, lighting and ambiance of that day. He incorporates his fine art Wedding Photography background into creating images full of emotions.

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My personal photo exhibition at Leica Galerie in Milan

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Carlo Carletti photo exhibition in Milan at STILL Gallery Introduction by Denis Curti

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Wedding at Hotel Aman in Venice Carlo Carletti working

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Carlo Carletti – Fotografie di Matrimoni
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Carlo Carletti Orvieto FIOF 2014
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Carlo Carletti Leica Interview

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Carletti’s work is never aimed, as is the case with some American photographers, at a realistic and ruthless ethnography, nor does it remain confined within the genre of “artistic wedding photos” to document the festive and eroticized aspects of contemporary wedding. Carletti maintains a more European, calibrated, and introspective gaze, I would say.

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