Shock jock photographer Toscani celebrates 80th birthday in fashion

Toscani at 80 exhibition
Elle magazine France, 60th anniversary issue, 2005 (Image credit: Oliviero Toscani)

Fashion photographer Oliviero Toscani turned 80 this year. Best known for his powerful photographs for Benetton, the Italian photographer has become synonymous for creating images that are designed to shock - and to provoke political debate.

Toscani on show

Portrait of Toscani - Foto di OLIVIEROTOSCANISTUDIO Ph Leandro Manuel Emede


OLIVIERO TOSCANI. 80 anni da situazionista
until 4 September, 2022
Palazzo Albergati, Bologna, Italy 

OLIVIERO TOSCANI. Professione fotografo
until 25 September, 2022
Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy

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Kathrine has been working as a professional journalist for 12 years, and her clients have included Professional Photography, Nikon Pro, Canon, The Daily Telegraph, Professional Photography magazine, Phaidon, World Photography Organisation, Black and White Photography magazine, and The Ecologist. Danish clients include Politiken, Digital Foto, and Berlingske.