Umberto D’Aniello the visionary photographer

An endless passion for artistic photos

Umberto d'Aniello was born in Capri in 1963. Since then he has lived on the island.

A grant from the Axel Munthe Foundation at the age of 22 allowed the young photographer to travel to Paris and discover the work of Cartier Bresson, Robert Doisneau and Edouard Boubat. Following meetings and workshops found with Mimmo Jodice, Franco Fontana, Eikoh Hosoe, Mario Giacomelli, they will open the way for the self-taught artist to establish himself as one of the most important photographers of Capri.

Umberto D'Aniello was recently published in the Capri Review magazine, together with Helmut Newton, Mimmo Jodice, Fulvio Roiter etc. As one of the greatest photographers who have portrayed Capri.

He has made numerous solo exhibitions including "Amada Havana" at the Brescia museum in 2000 and "Vision of an Island" at the Hartman Photo Gallery in Monaco in 2003.

His images illustrate the books "Nota a Capri" by Norman Douglas (2003) and La Jeunesse d'Amour (2005) both ordered by LA CONCHIGLIA. Art Photo Book - During an extraordinary trip around the island, Yvonne Meyer-Lohr connects the photographic masterpieces of Umberto D'Aniello with the essays and lively stories of the famous Capri writer Claretta Cerio. Together, they modeled a tribute to one of the most beautiful islands in the World.