Raffaele Celentano

Raffaele Celentano


Raffaele Celentano was born in 1962 in Sorrento. It is in this same city that he shot his first photographs that will lead him to a career as a professional photographer. After completing his post-graduate work in literature and philosophy in Naples, he began working as a teacher.

In 1986, he moved to Munich and taught Italian linguistics. It is only during his spare time that he partakes in the pleasures of his camera, which he shall not put aside from 1991 on. Here, the life changing catalyst is a photo contest in which he was awarded first prize; thus, beginning the career that he was destined to pursue.

In the following years, Asia became his favourite shooting grounds. The resulting pictures were widely published in renowned international magazines. The photojournalism and travel photography agency, Laif, invited him to join their team in 1988 and experienced a great success through his photographs, which eventually became the highest published in the agency.

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