Zambian Portraits


This book follows the Paolo Solari Bozzi’s first work, published in 2013 as Namibia Sun Pictures, and is further testimony to his love of, and admiration for, the poetry of Southern Africa and its peoples. There may be struggle in people’s daily lives but their spirit beguiles and their souls are free.


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Paolo Solari Bozzi


Paolo Solari Bozzi was, at the age of 15, introduced by a fellow student at a boarding school in Venice to the world of black and white photography and to the darkroom. In 1982, Paolo obtained his Law Degree in Milan before working for 8 years as a lawyer followed by 20 years at an investment bank. When at university, he printed occasionally but early career demands got in the way. Around 2003, he started to devote his free time to printing and added the medium format to the Leica format. For 4 months in 2014, with his wife Antonella and their Land Rover TD5, Paolo travelled through Zambia, penetrating some of the lesser known areas of this fascinating country, including the remote Bangwelu swamps where the people had hardly ever come across a European visitor. Using mechanical medium format cameras and wide angle lenses, Paolo depicts, in about 120 black and white images printed in his own darkroom, some aspects of the lives of Zambians at work – be they fishermen, harvesters, road workers, miners or shop keepers, this without forgetting the innate beauty of a landscape captured in photographs taken from the air.

Additional information

Weight 2592 g
Dimensions 34.8 x 35.8 cm
Publisher name Skira Editore S.p.A
Publication date 1 June 2016
Number of pages 176
Format Hardback
Dimensions 34.8 x 35.8 cm
Weight 2592 g


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