Fratelli Alinari Idea, Italy

alinari1FOUNDER MEMBER until 2016.

Founded in Florence in 1852, Fratelli Alinari is the oldest firm in the world working in the field of photography, the image and communication. Leopoldo Alinari, with his brothers Giuseppe and Romualdo, founded the photographic workshop, heart of the found that still bears their names. It was the beginning of a unique endeavor that specialized in photographic portraiture, views of works of art and historical monuments, and achieved immediate national and international renown.The birth of photography and the story of the firm go hand in hand in their development and growth, as attested to by the immense Alinari fund of 5.500.000 photographs.

The Fratelli Alinari Idea managed the archive and in 2001 inagurated the Digital Archive to enable online access to the collection.

Today the collection is managed by FAF Fondazione Alinari per la Fotografia, a body founded by the Tuscany Region in 2020.


img. The luminous portrait studio of the Alinari brothers’ photographic establishment. Firenze 1899 © Alinari Archives.

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