Ernesto Bazan received his first camera at the age of 14, and immediately began photographing daily life in his native city and in the rural areas of Sicily. Photography has been more than a profession for Ernesto—it is his true passion and the mission of his life. Teaching has also become a passion, and in 2002 he created his own photographic workshops providing special emphasis in Latin America.
He has published several books, including The Perpetual Past, Passing Through, The First Twenty Years, Island, and Molo Nord, and has had exhibitions in Europe, Latin America and the United States,. His photographs are in the collections of museums including MOMA and ICP in New York, the Fondazione Italiana della Fotografia in Turin, the Biblioteque Nationale in Paris and the Musee Rattau in Arles. His web site is www.bazanphotos.com.