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Born in the 1920’s, Finocchiaro left Sicily at an early age to pursue an acting career in Milan. There, he began experimenting with photography. After being part of “Circolo Fotografico Milanese” and “Il Naviglio”, Finochiarro founded “Il Gruppo 66” together with other prominent photographers in Milan. His art has gone through several interesting phases, with the self-portrait series being one of the earliest and most experimental. During his affiliation with “Il Gruppo 66,” Finochiarro produced an impressive body of photographs titled “Gent de Milan” (People of Milan). Another series to have occupied his time was one of his adolescent daughter in which he captures a dramatic, intense, and pure atmosphere. Mario Finochiarro died in December of 1999.