Umberto D’Aniello the visionary photographer

An endless passion for artistic photos

Umberto d'Aniello was born in Capri in 1963 and has been living on the island ever since. 

A grant from the Axel Munthe Foundation at the age of 22 allowed the young island photographer to travel to Paris and discover the work of Cartier Bresson, Robert Doisneau, and Edouard Boubat. Later on, he had significant encounters and workshops with renowned photographers such as Mimmo Jodice, Franco Fontana, Eikoh Hosoe, Mario Giacomelli, which contributed to paving the way for the self-taught artist to establish himself as one of the most important photographers in Capri's history.

Umberto D'Aniello recently appeared in the Capri Review alongside Helmut Newton, Mimmo Jodice, Fulvio Roiter, and others, recognized as one of the greatest photographers who have portrayed Capri.

He has also held numerous solo exhibitions, including "Amada Havana" at the Brescia Museum in 2000 and "Vision of an Island" at the Hartman Photographic Gallery in Monaco in 2003.

His images illustrate the books "Footnote on Capri" by Norman Douglas (2003) and "La Jeunesse d'Amour" (2005), both published by LA CONCHIGLIA.

Art Photo Book - During an extraordinary journey around the island, Yvonne Meyer-Lohr connects Umberto D'Aniello's photographic masterpieces with the lively essays and stories of the famous Capri writer Claretta Cerio. Together, they have shaped a tribute to one of the most beautiful islands in the world: Capri.