Lucio Rossi

Lucio Rossi, dal progetto Camera oscura, 2011 © Lucio Rossi


times and locations

Musei Civici, Palazzo San Francesco
via Spallanzani 1
42121 Reggio Emilia

venerdì 11 maggio aperto dalle 18.00 alle 24.00; sabato 12 e domenica 13 maggio dalle 10.00 alle 24.00. Dal 17 maggio al 24 giugno aperto da martedì a venerdì dalle 9.00 alle 12.00; sabato, domenica e festivi dalle 10.00 alle 13.00 e dalle 16.00 alle 19.00. Chiuso il lunedì


The meaning of common life can be conveyed through the objects and tools that govern it, through their construction and operation, with the idea that it is exactly this set of things, in contradiction with time, that is slowly coming to a halt.

The history of mankind and its daily life has always been governed, sometimes unknowingly, by the stroke of the clock, warning that it is time to get up, to eat, to go to bed, that it is a day of rest or a time of grief. Behind these huge and accurate clocks that have always beaten time, we discover a fantastical and contradictory reality, where the formula for the proper functioning of things is the absence of time itself, a homespun story, a story of our people but found everywhere, even in the smallest and most isolated village, almost forgotten.

Claudio Parmiggiani


Lucio Rossi was born in Zibello, in the province of Parma, in 1953. After receiving his high-school diploma in science he enrolled on the Biology degree course at the Faculty of Science of the University of Parma. In the meantime, however, his great passion for photography, of which he had shown signs since his early teens, led him to devote most of his attention to this pursuit. In 1976 he obtained his professional photographer’s licence and opened his first small photography studio, Foto Impronta s.n.c, in San Polo di Torrile (Parma), with his all-time partner Pietro Ronchini. Only a year later the company expanded with the opening of a second studio in Borgo Antini, in Parma, and the addition of a third partner, Giancarlo Pogliacomi.

In 1984 the horizon stretched even further. A new member, Brunetto Corain, replaced Pogliacomi and merged his own business – equipped with a studio for industrial photography located in Sorbolo (Parma) – with the studio in Parma, which in the meantime had developed into an elegant photography atelier in Borgo Riccio.

In 1986 the two studios were combined into a single unit located in a fascinating 700-square metre space in Stradello San Girolamo, in Parma again, equipped for industrial and advertising photography and with one of the biggest portrait sitting rooms in the region. During those years the business expanded to include the furnishings and food sectors with increasingly professional and challenging settings and produced photography campaigns of national importance.

In the meantime the company acquired its definitive name, unchanged to this day: Foto R.C.R s.n.c.

The partners’ co-existence lasted exactly twelve years, until 1996; Lucio Rossi himself then wound up the company and transformed it into Foto R.C.R sas. This was the start of an individual path of technical and formal investigations that led him to become one of the most highly esteemed professionals in the city and to produce countless photo sessions and publications of great prestige.

Lucio Rossi realizes photo sessions in various specialist areas, including architecture, art and food, as well as press reports and photographs for scientific research.