(b. Spilimbergo 1932)
An Italian photographer and historian. After studying architecture and painting, he turned to photography (since 1952) and photography history (since 1954). One of the founders of the Gruppo friulano per una nuova fotografia (1955) and interested in sociological and environmental research, he first worked in Friuli (1952–1965) and then across Italy, taking professional documentary photography of Italy’s industries and later devoted himself in particular to territorial photography, as can be seen by his ten-year profession in Italy (1967–1976), and his pictures for the ENI publication Coste d’Italia e Monti d’Italia, in 9 volumes. The first university professor of photography in Italy, Zannier won various awards for his essential contribution to the history and diffusion of photography in Italy.