Macof, Center of Italian Photography, was born in 2016 in the headquarters of the baroque Martinengo Colleoni palace in the heart of Brescia. The Palazzo built in the mid-eighteenth century is an important example of the Brescia Baroque. Even today it is possible to admire the original frescoed rooms. The Center was born from the will of Renato Corsini, as well as Artistic Director, with the collaboration of Gianni Berengo Gardin and Uliano Lucas. The center is proposed as a place of reconstruction and narration of the history of Italian photography of the second half of the twentieth century. The permanent collection houses more than 250 images by 48 authors, ranging from journalistic and documentary photography to fashion photography, from portrait to research photography, from advertising to landscape photography. The goal is therefore to tell the richness of the personality and styles of photography made in Italy. At the center of the activities there is a rich program of meetings, seminars, film reviews on photography and temporary exhibitions.