The Sozzani Foundation is a cultural institution set up by Carla Sozzani in 2016 in Milan for the promotion of photography, culture, fashion and the arts.
The Foundation has assumed the patronage of the Carla Sozzani Gallery and intends to continue the path of the important public function that the gallery has carried out for 29 years. The gallery is located in a former industrial building, typical of Milanese architecture.
Since its opening it has established itself as one of the most authoritative photographic galleries in Italy. To date, over 250 exhibitions have been inaugurated, with works often never exhibited before in Italy, in the presence of famous photographers including Helmut Newton, Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber, Bert Stern, Sarah Moon, Paolo Roversi, David Bailey, Hiro and David LaChapelle . Once a year the gallery presents an exhibition dedicated to the great architects and masters of design such as: Franco Albini, Carlo Mollino, Verner Panton, Jean Prouvé, Serge Mouille, Yayoi Kusama. Exhibitions by renowned designers such as Pierre Cardin, Courrèges, Paco Rabanne, Zandra Rhodes and Martin Margiela were also inaugurated. Alongside the gallery, the bookshop offers a wide selection of new and classic publications on art, architecture, design, graphics and fashion, with a strong emphasis on photography.
The Sozzani Foundation has its own publishing house, Carla Sozzani Editore, also dedicated to art, photography, fashion and design.