Franco Fontana is considered one of the greatest contemporary photographers. Born in Modena in 1933, where he currently lives and works, he approaches photography in the sixties attending the amateur circles of Modena. In 1963 he exhibited at the Biennale del Colore in Vienna and in 1968 his first personal exhibition in Modena; in 2006 the Faculty of Architecture of the Polytechnic of Turin awarded him an honorary degree for his career. His photography has often been associated with painting, particularly modernist and abstractionist painting, an approach that contributed to a radical renewal of the concept of photography in the second half of the twentieth century. His works are part of important international museum collections including Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; International Museum of Photography, Rochester, NY; Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Ludwig Museum, Cologne; Pushkin Museum, Moscow; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo; Museum of Modern Art, Paris; Victoria & Albert Museum, London. For Lazy Dog he published Invisible in 2022, a collection of never seen before photographs from 1959 to 2019.