Trieste, 09/10/11 Barcolana 2011Fleet racePhoto: © Carlo Borlenghi
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Carlo Borlenghi

Carlo Borlenghi was born in Bellano in 1956 and began his career as a photographer following local regattas.

While still young, thanks to sailing and collaboration with the magazine "Uomo Mare Vogue", he travelled the world following the most important nautical events and today he is the official photographer of all national and international Rolex events.

In 1983 he was awarded the “Marian Skubin” prize for the best sports photography published in Italy, and was the winner for three consecutive years of the “Marina di Pescara” prize for the divulgation of nautical photography in Italy.

Since 1983, he has photographed the America’s Cup regattas following the exploits of “Azzurra” and became its official campaign photographer: “Italia” in Fremantle (Australia) in 1987, “Moro di Venezia” in San Diego (USA) in 1992, “Luna Rossa” in Auckland (New Zeland) in 2000, “Luna Rossa” in Auckland (New Zeland) in 2003 and Official Photographer of the “ACM” event in Valencia in 2007, “Team Alinghi” in Valencia in 2010 and “Luna Rossa” in San Francisco in 2013.

In 1986 he won the “Grand Prix Professional de la photo de Mer” in Paris, organized by the French Chamber of Commerce.

He received a plaque from the President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano “for his many years of intense activity in favour of the sailing world”.

In 1989 he founded the photographic agency of the sea “Sea&See” Italia, specialized in all nautical sports, now part of the Mediatree Group.

Since 1994 he has been following Giovanni Soldini’s boats, world tours and adventures: “Supefacente Kodak” (50 feet) in 1994, “Telecom Italia” (60 feet) in 1996, “Tim Progetto Italia” (Trimaran) since 2001 and “Telecom Italia” (40 feet) since 2007.

He has also supervised several editions of the “Whitbread Round the World Race” for different boats: “Gatorade” in 1989-90, “Brooksfield” in 1993-94, “Merit Cup” in 1993-94 and “Merit” in 1997-98.

In 2000 he followed Grant Dalton’s “Club Med” for “The Race”.

Carlo Borlenghi was also the official photographer of “Amer Sports One” and “Amer Sports Too” during the Volvo Ocean Race in 2001-02; and for several years he has been the official photographer for “Pirelli” sailing events.

In 2003 he won the Omega award for best sports photographer.

In 2007 he won the ‘Grand Prix de l’Image Course au Large’ – Salon Nautique de Paris 2007 and received a plaque from the President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano “for his many years of intense activity in favour of the sailing world”. In the same year he exhibited at the Louis Vuitton space in Paris for the photographic exhibition Winds and Sails dedicated to the America’s Cup.

In 2012 he had a solo exhibition in Paris – Marie du XVI Arrondisement.

His specialization is not limited to the sporting environment, but also extends to services for the shipbuilding industry in general: from brochures for shipyards to portraits of companies.

Every year he publishes books and calendars, all dedicated to the sea and collaborates with the most prestigious nautical magazines and newspapers.

The enthusiasm that has always characterized him leads him to be always open and available to any adventure or innovation and to be constantly updated both in the photographic field and in the technological one.

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