Lives and works in Paris, France
A French street art photographer, Silvio Magaglio wandered through the European scene capturing in his fascinating photographs the images left by the young taggers, on fences, courtyards or empty buildings .Starting out as an intern in the famous Magnum photo agency, Silvio Magaglio began his career in the early 1990s by an in-depth study of hip-hop culture and graffiti art.
As a close observer of the outlaw Parisian scene, he has documented rare scenes of the street art movement and archived several master’s signatures, such as JonOne, O’Clock, André & Jayone. In 1996 he realized all heading graffiti covers with Nicolas Gzeley for RADIKAL, a hip- hop magazine and contributed regularly to many publications. His photographs record the powerful energy of original artworks and ephemeral tags and throw-ups that have long since vanished. Black and white photographs are a stylistic reference in his work. Silvio Magaglio desires to convey a community of thought, a shared human quality and a curiosity about graffiti culture.
Photo : Silvio Magaglio
JayOne in front of his piece, Paris, 2000
Tirage argentique sur papier baryté - Argentic print on baryta paper
Edition de 25 + 5 EA - Edition of 25 + 5 AP
58 x 40 cm (23" x 16")