Photographer Tony Bruno has passed away: forty years of Monreale history captured in his shots

Monreale loses its historic photographer: Tony Bruno, known by all for having documented forty years of history of the Norman town, has passed away due to a heart attack. He was eighty-seven years old. Highly appreciated and esteemed, generations of clients remember him for the studio he initially opened in Via Venero and, subsequently, in Via Agonizzanti.

“A great professional,” they write on social media, “a person who had made the art of photography his reason for living. He will be missed by all of Monreale.” Bruno had also participated in the short films of Cinico tv by directors Ciprì and Maresco, which had aired on Rai channels in the 1990s. On social media, there are also photos he had taken of Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia.

There are dozens of condolence messages: “Heartfelt condolences to the family, a great professional. Our family remembers him for his photos taken by the moonlight on the road to San Martino delle Scale. Rest in peace.”

And furthermore: “May he rest in peace. A great person of other times… I often had the chance to converse with him and remember with affection the discussions. I will cherish a beautiful memory.” “A piece of Monreale’s history is leaving us. I have a beautiful memory of Mr. Bruno. Like all great photographers, he had a knack for recognizing glamour when he saw it. Heartfelt condolences to the family.”

Si è spento il fotografo Tony Bruno: nei suoi scatti quarant’anni di storia di Monreale

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