Giorgio Majno was born in Milan. After finishing high school, he attended the DAMS in Bologna, Italy, where he first took up photography. His final dissertation was on photography and was awarded a scholarship for a Master’s degree in Fine Arts at the Southern Illinois University, USA. There, Majno graduated in Cinema and Photography with a dissertation on the photographic portrait. Following his experience in the United States, he developed an interest in slit cameras: shots are conceived to be printed on long black-and-white canvas, in order toconvey the idea of movement. Rather than ‘freezing’ the moment, the photographer captures the human element as it moves, he follows the subject, takes part in their movement and extends it.
In the following years, Majno took up landscape photography, focusing on the most ancient gardens of Italy: he became fascinated with the idea of the tree as a whole, and to this subject he devoted both Terra incognita and Stabilitas Loci. In the same period, Majno also collaborated with Skirà, which commissioned his pictures for a volume on Villa Necchi Campiglio, Milan. In 1985, Majno held his first solo exhibition, from which followed many participations in collective shows. He took part in Mia Photo Fair in Milan in 2011, 2012 and 2016. Many galleries and curators appreciated his work and invited him to exhibit abroad: his pictures travelled to London, Rhode Island and Hawaii. His professional commitment led him to become a teacher at IED and NABA, both in Milan. These days, Majno teaches Photographic History and Techniques at the Industrial Design department of the University of San Marino. He also collaborates with magazines such as Elle décor.