Pietro Mattioli

F. Léger

Pietro Mattioli
F. Léger, 1991
From Portfolio Soldaten, 1991/1994
Gelatin-silver print, 6.6 x 3 cm
Collection Fotomuseum Winterthur

© Pietro Mattioli

b. 1957 (Zurich, CH), lives and works in Zurich, CH
1977 marks the year that the music, attitude, and aesthetic of punk established itself across continents as a cultural phenomenon. In analogy to the raw, immediate style of this young subculture, Pietro Mattioli portrayed the alternative scene in Zurich in 1977/78. His flash illuminates the youthful faces and the style vocabulary of the time. Mattioli’s portraits have since lost none of their relevance, proving how fashion has always served as a medium and articulation of identity for every youth culture.