NUJ Photography Matters

• Massive Attack by Antonio Pagano

I suggested to RETNA Pictures that I cover Massive Attack’s Meltdown Festival: suddenly it became a commission by The Guardian and the pictures needed to be wired the same night. I got it right because I felt that to impress the picture editor I needed a shot that would show Massive Attack’s full visual experience. This thought rushed me to hire a very wide angle lens. The shot impressed some other people apart The Guardian, so much that it was chosen to be the opening shot for United Visual Artist website documenting their video performance for the same show.

Antonio Pagano was born in Italy in 1970. Starting his career as a self-taught photographer he soon started to work with the main Italian newspapers. Moving to London in 1996 he connected immediately with the UK press. Since then he has published in printed media like The Guardian, The Observer, The Wire, Uncut, I-D, Cent, Q, Time Out, Sony/BMG, Barbican, and the British and Arts Council of England, among others.

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