Pietro Mattioli

Gelatin-silver print, 50 x 34 cm
Collection Fotomuseum Winterthur
Inv. no. 2012-010-061
© Pietro Mattioli

Pietro Mattioli
b. 1957 (Zurich, CH), lives and works in Zurich, CH

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.