Marzia Malli

Born in Milano in 1950 starts her professional activity in 1973. As photojournalist she makes travel reportage, portraits and photos of current events with a special eye to women’s world. Marzia works for various magazines: Il Mondo, Epoca, L’Europeo, Amica, FMR. In the ‘80s, she take over with Paolo Belloni, the Studio Tollini,the oldest natural light photo studio of Milan. Thereafter she focuses on still life and decor for the main Italian and foreign magazines. Passionate of decor and gardens Marzia makes books on these subjects such as Ritratti di Orchidee-Idea Libri, Saison Bonsai-Leonardo De Luca Editore, Giardini in vaso-A. Mondadori. She takes part in group shows: L’Occhio di Milano-Rotonda della Besana Milano, Una, nessuna, centomila-Palazzo Fortuny Venezia, Foto d’autrice-Galleria Belvedere Milano. In 2012 found with Arianna Battistessa the blog Red Address and the digital magazine Aryhome, about projects arising from the wish to share ideas and inspirations linked to the design and decor world, currently she is also dedicated to photographic research related to art and architecture.


Blue Dreams

Blue dreams is a project born from a research into the identity and which then expanded as it went on. These images wish to evoke dreams, traces of the past, current passions, and dreams of the future. 
Poetry and mystery, everything tells of us: the house, the flowers, the wind, the sea…a collective of glances, a visualization through images of everyday life held together by blue, the colour of harmony, of calm and of the open and deep sea. In the triptych named “Luce d’estate” ( “Summer’s light”), a synthesis of these images has become a manifest of the collective exhibition “Chi siamo noi?” (“Who are we?”) which was held at the House of Women in Milan in the occasion of the Photo festival and Photo week in 2018.

Romania 1979 Fair on Mount Gaina

During the summer of 1979 I was travelling through Romania in the Apuseni Mountains area (Alba Julia) when I discovered by chance that every year at the end of July a well-known fair called “Girls’ Fair” is celebrated: in ancient times this was an opportunity for the young people that lived in the more isolated zones of the area, to meet and then marry, as tradition dictated, on the mountain. Many people used to camp on the flat top of Muntele Gaina to hear the choir of the dawn, played by long wooden instruments (alphorns). Regardless of bad weather, mist and cold, one could perceive the feeling of wanting to stay together and be merry with folk dances and songs. I decided to choose, among the many pictures, portraits of some of the people who struck me with their open and direct gaze. Naturally, these aspects of the fair have almost disappeared, but it still remains a grand fair with music, shows and local craftmanship.