Pietro Mattioli

Gelatin-silver print, 50 x 34 cm
Collection Fotomuseum Winterthur
Inv. no. 2012-010-042
© Pietro Mattioli

Pietro Mattioli
*1957 in Zurich, lives in Zurich
1977 marks the year that the music, attitude, and aesthetic of punk established itself across continents as a cultural phenomenon. In analogy to the raw, immediate style of this young subculture, Pietro Mattioli portrayed the alternative scene in Zurich in 1977/78. His flash illuminates the youthful faces and the style vocabulary of the time. Mattioli’s portraits have since lost none of their relevance, proving how fashion has always served as a medium and articulation of identity for every youth culture.