(Volpedo 1888 – Turin 1958)
A criminal lawyer, he took interest in photography as an enthusiast, participating in numerous contests. In 1928, he moved to Milan, where he became managing director of Tensi, a well-known photographic material company. Baravalle is poised between “modernism” and “geometrism,” with important painterly influences. He gave preference to natural subjects, especially mountains and “pastoral” photography. His love for nature was confirmed after the war, when his work in photography grew less and eventually gave way to his passion for floriculture.