Mimmo Pintacuda (1927 – 2013)
Born in Bagheria, close to Palermo, Pintacuda worked as a photographer and as a projectionist between the 1950s and the 1980s, directly inspiring his friend Giuseppe Tornatore for the film “Nuovo Cinema Paradiso“. His photographic style, characterised by objectivity, led him to depict his native land, Sicily, from a social and anthropological perspective. He produced more than 13 000 images in 50 years of activity. His whole archive was acquired in 2006 by the Archivio Alinari.