ROGER CORONA
BEAUTY PHOTOGRAPHER

Roger Corona was born en Marseille in 1949.
His adoptive city of Florence and his career as a supervisor with Fiat changed in 1984, when he moved to Milan and began his profession as a freelance beauty photographer. He began a beauty photographer, working for Italian and international magazines and in advertising.

From 1999 to 2001, his commercial work was divided between Milan and Paris with international advertising agencies including J. Walter Thompson, Ogilvy and McCann Erickson.

In 1995, 1996 and 1997, Corona was a jury member of the Miss Italia beauty contest.

As a professional photographer, he has created the images of campaigns that have since become part of our collective imagination.

Photo by Giovanni Gastel
Photo by Giovanni Gastel
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A. Testoni Campaign

These include the famous 1995 Fiorucci campaign showing the naked buttocks of a young woman dressed only in pink fur handcuffs; and the 1997 A. Testoni campaign that won the international prize of best advertisement of the year in New York.

Roger Corona has worked for Italian and international companies including: Estée Lauder, L’Oréal Paris, Wella, Ferragamo, Gai Mattiolo, Alviero Martini, Rodo, Diego dalla Palma, Triumph, Lovable and Zepter International.

His work has been published in Italian and International magazines including Amica, Anna, Gioia, Marie Claire, Max, L’Espresso, Harper’s Bazaar, Votre Beauté, Biba and Photo France.

Parallel to his advertorial work, Corona has always actively pursued the development of his personal photographic studies. Exhibitions of his photos include:

  • 1993 – IO & IO, 4 handed portraits with…
    Curator: Carlo Franza
  • 1994 – FEMMES EXTRÊMES
    curator: Giuliana Scimé
  • 1996 – DETTAGLI
    curator: Giuliana Scimé
  • 2019 – LES FEMMES DE LA LUNE
    curator: Giuliana Scimé

The exhibitions

SOLO SHOW

2020

Nuova Terra – Photofestival
Unimaginable Exhibition space
Milan
Curator: Roberto Mutti

1993-2020

Myself & I – Four handed portrait with…
Unimaginable Exhibition space – Milan
Curator: Carlo Franza

Myself & I – Four handed portrait with…
Tribeca Art Gallery – Milan
Curator: Carlo Franza

2019

BLACK LULU – Milan GALLERY WEEKEND
Expowall Gallery – Milan
Curator: Giuliana Scimé

2019

LES FEMMES DE LA LUNE – PHOTOFESTIVAL
Spazio Kryptos – Milan
Curator: Giuliana Scimé

2017-2018

GEOMETRIC PATTERN
Biffi Art Gallery – Piacenza
Curator: Maurizio Rebuzzini

GEOMETRIC PATTERN
Spazio Kryptos – Milan
Curator: Maurizio Rebuzzini

1996

DETAILS
Kunstcafè Gallery – Milan
Curator: Giuliana Scimé

DETAILS
La Corte Arte Contemporanea – Florence
Curator: Giuliana Scimé

1995

LA BELLEZZA in Polaroid 50 x 60
Industria / Superstudio – Milan
Performance

1994

PATAPHOTO
Tribeca Art Gallery – Milan
Curator: Gianni Donatelli

1994

FEMMES EXTRÊMES
Eos Gallery – Milan
Curator: Giuliana Scimé

FEMMES EXTRÊMES
Eos Gallery – Lugano
Curator: Giuliana Scimé

1993

L’ATTIMO
Palazzo della Cultura e dei Congressi – Bologna
Curator: Clive Malcolm Griffiths

1992

ROGER CORONA per EXODUS
Rotonda della Besana – Milan
Curator: Fabrizio Carbon

GROUP SHOWS

2017

UNEXPECTED WORLDS
Onishi Project Gallery – New York
Curator: Stefania Carrozzini

2006

UN SECOLO A NUDO
Belvedere Gallery – Milan
Curator: Giuliana Scimé

2006

THE BODY EXPOSED
Artef Gallery – Zurich
Curator: Giuliana Scimé

2003-2005

INVITO AL COLLEZIONISMO
Carla Sozzani Gallery – Milan
Curator: Giuliana Scimé

1998

FOTOGRAFICA 98
International photography exhibition in Oderzo – Treviso

CHARITY AUCTION

2020

PHOTO ACTION per Torino
GAM – Gallery of Modern Art – Turin
Curator: Guido Harari

2002-2003

WORLD AIDS DAY
Monaco SIDA Association
Montecarlo – Principality of Monaco
Curator: Giuliana Scimé

1997

FASHION AND JEWELERY “uniti nella lotta all’Aids”
Triennale Palazzo dell’Arte – Milan

FAIR AND EVENTS

2019

FOTOFEVER PARIS – Les Femmes de la Lune
Expowall Gallery – Milan

2019

UNIVERSITY STATALE OF MILAN
Round table “Les Femmes de la Lune”

2019

UNIVERSITY STATALE OF MILAN
Milan Digital Week – Conference “Blockchain e fotografia”

2019

MIA PHOTOFAIR – Pleasure Garden
Podbielsky Contemporary Gallery – Milano

2018

MIA PHOTOFAIR – Corp à Corp
Glenda Cinquegrana Art Consulting – Milan

2017

MIA PHOTOFAIR – Pattern Geometrico
MIA Proposal

GUEST LECTURES

2019

Triennale Palazzo dell’Arte – AFIP International
La bellezza del dettaglio

2019

University Statale of Milan – Department of Aesthetics
L’estetica, la bellezza

PUBLICATION

2018

BODY AND SOUL – THE ART IN THE DETAILS
Publisher: Simonelli
Curator: Nicoletta Salvatori

2017

GEOMETRIC PATTERN
Self-published Curator: Maurizio Rebuzzini.

1996

DETTAILS
Publisher: Mazzotta Editore Curator: Giuliana Scimé.

1994

FEMMES EXTRÊMES
Publisher: Edizioni Auritempore Curator: Giuliana Scimé.