About the Book
Dianora Niccolini is a fine art photographer who is widely considered to be one of the female pioneers in the photography of the male nude.
Dianora began her photography career in the early 1960's. Although her specialty was in photographing the male nude, this was a style relegated to homosexual circles and was considered quite taboo at the time.
In 1975, the Third Eye Gallery in New York City gave Ms. Niccolini a solo exhibition. This was the first gallery exhibit of male nudes in the United States, and it is considered to have legitimized and de-stigmatized the male nude in the art community.
Ms. Niccolini went on to be the first president Professional Women Photographers, serving from 1979 to 1984. Under her leadership, Professional Women Photographers became recognized as a leading professional organization for women photographers.
"Life in Black and White" is a collection of photos of Ms. Niccolini, from the late 1960's through the present time. All images are by Ms. Niccolini and the layout and design was done by Brian Rusch.