THE LAND OF SIENA, WITH THE EYES OF A PHOTOGRAPHER – Stefano Vigni, long-term documentary photography and reportage projects

Stimulate imagination, through vision of reality

All around the stench, the churches of San Domenico and Santa Maria dei Servi, but also small streets full of shops, where you can taste the Sienese cantucci, obviously accompanied by a good glass of Vin Santo. Looking for shops with cheaper leather goods, go to Via delle Terme, where at number 20 and 32 you will find a great variety of bags, jackets and wallets. The territory of Siena is divided into 17 districts, but only ten participate in the Palio race Before the Palio, a procession in which more than 600 costumed participants travels around the Piazza del Campo three times, on July 2 and August 16 each year. For a lasting memory of your stay in Siena, nothing better than a good photo book by a photographer who was born under this sky.

The strength of his digital photographs is the filter offered to the viewer to imagine innovative visions of known subjects. He produced a photographic catalog (and a corporate report) of the best works of a lighting company. The Cesare Olmastroni Gallery in Siena hosted his exhibition Forma/ae – Siena inside and outside, a photographic book divided into two volumes (Intra and Extra), which tell the story of his city, inside and outside the walls. Stefano Vigni is an Italian photographer and publisher, based in Siena (Tuscany).

One of his photographic books, 20000KM, proposes the streets of Italy seen through his eyes. His Seipersei publishing house has more than 30 books in the catalog. To name a few of its important customers, we mention Ferrovie italiane dello stato, Hugo Boss and the Municipality of Amsterdam. His images have been publish, in Italy and abroad, in newspapers and prestigious photographic magazines. Born in Siena in 1981, Stefano Vigni teaches at the IED in Milan and at the LABA in Florence. His editorial projects have been publish in numerous specialized magazines.

The architectural and sculptural figures are the elements with which he confronts himself photographically, showing the heritage and beauty of his hometown. Among his personal exhibitions, we mention Guinness (Officina Giovani, in Prato, in 2019), No man is an island (Galleria Fuori Campo, in Siena in 201), X – Bij het kruisje ligt’t nooit, daar moet je niet graven (Open Monumenten Dag, in Amsterdam, in 2010). Stefano Vigni‘s publications include An archeology, In the shadow of a pine tree, and 20000km, all from the Seipersei publishing house. For requests for portraits and special projects, you can contact him by writing to

Among the novelties of Stefano Vigni‘s publishing house, we recommend the book Un mondo a colori, a photographic volume dedicated to families, mothers and children. Leafing through it, you will discover photography in the language and imagination of the little ones. Flanked by stories and short stories, his images are an escape tool created to stimulate a preliminary reading of the use of the image.

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