is an Sicilian
photographer, publisher, and collector.
Born in 1924 in Palermo
to a Sicilian father and a Russian mother, Sellerio studied law and was for some time a lecturer in law at the University of Palermo
. He became a full-time photographer in the early 1950s.
In 1962 ZDF
invited Sellerio, Hiroshi Hamaya
and Will McBride
to make a film on the German people; Mit offenen Augen
was the result.
After a short period in the mid-1960s freelancing in the United States for Vogue
magazines, Sellerio moved toward publishing, and in 1969 started Sellerio editore with his wife. Sellerio would take direct charge of the art division of the company, which, as Enzo Sellerio editore, became independent in 1983. Among his publications are books about traditional Sicilian artifacts, many of them from his own collection.
photographs depict most fairly public aspects of Sicilian life.
Books of Sellerio's photographs
- Palermo: Porträt einer Stadt. Special issue of Du (Zurich), 1961.
- Castelli e monasteri. Palermo, 1968.
- Inventario siciliano. Palermo: Sellerio, 1977.
- Enzo Sellerio ("I grandi fotografi"). Milan: Fabbri, 1983.
- Persone. Florence: Passigli, 1990.
- Enzo Sellerio fotografo ed editore, ed. Roberta Valtorta. Verona: WAP, 1991.
- Fotografo in Sicilia. Arti Grafiche Friulane, 1996. ISBN 88-86550-21-9
- A Photographer in Sicily, trans. Guido Waldman. London: Harvill, 1996. ISBN 1-86046-055-0
- Fotografie 1950-1989. Milan: Motta,......