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Daniele Tamagni: Capturing the Essence of Style at Palazzo Morando in Milan

Daniele Tamagni Style Is Life at Palazzo Morando in Milan

Daniele Tamagni Style Is Life at Palazzo Morando in Milan


With 90 photographs, some of them exhibited for the first time, ‘Daniele Tamagni Style Is Life’ will open to the public on Friday, February 9, 2024, at Palazzo Morando|Costume Moda Immagine in Milan. Curated by Aïda Muluneh and Chiara Bardelli Nonino, this exhibition is the first major retrospective of the Milanese photographer, Daniele Tamagni, who passed away in 2017 at the age of 42.

Photography Legacy

Tamagni was an internationally renowned photographer known for merging photojournalism, street photography, and fashion into a distinctive style. His work documented street fashion styles and trends, capturing their political and subversive value as a form of identity.

Awards and Recognition

Tamagni won prestigious international awards such as the Canon Young Photographer Award in 2007, the ICP Infinity Award in 2010, and the World Press Photo Award in 2011, showcasing the impact of his photography on a global scale.

Exhibition Highlights

The exhibition features a selection of Tamagni’s work developed over seven years, showcasing various projects including:

  1. The sapeurs of the SAPE in Brazzaville

  2. Botswana’s metallers

  3. The Flying Cholitas of Bolivia

  4. Street photography in Johannesburg

  5. Dakar Fashion Week in Senegal

Exploring Cultural Resistance

The sapeurs of the SAPE, known as the “dandies” of Bacongo, reinterpreted the style of French colonisers as a form of cultural resistance, using luxury and sophistication to challenge societal norms.

Empowering Narratives

Tamagni’s mission was to capture the richness of the African continent through diverse and untold stories. The exhibition concludes with the works of emerging photographers supported by the Daniele Tamagni Grant.


The monograph “Daniele Tamagni Style Is Life,” published by Kehrer Verlag, accompanies the exhibition, featuring contributions from various figures in the art and fashion industry.


The retrospective exhibition of Daniele Tamagni’s work not only celebrates his unique photography style but also highlights the cultural significance and social impact of fashion and identity. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness this extraordinary showcase of visual storytelling at Palazzo Morando in Milan!

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