Mario De Biasi
Born in Belluno in 1923. He joined Epoca in 1953 and in over 30 years filed reports for the magazine from around the world. Among these was a report on the Hungarian uprising of 1956, images of New York in the 1950s and many portraits. He has held exhibitions in Italy and abroad. In 1982, he won the “Saint Vincent Prize” for journalism and in 2006, following a proposal by the then assessore for culture, Vittorio Sgarbi, the municipality of Milan conferred upon him the Ambrogino d’oro. He died at the age of almost 90 on 27th May 2013, after receiving the prize for lifetime achievement from the AIF in February 2013.