Italy

Patron of Art Edition 2009 Max von Oppenheim - Italy

Winner:
Mr Bob Krieger

Patronage:
Circolo Filliogico Milanese

Jury Members:
Luisa Ranieri

The Event:
On Monday 8 June, Bob Krieger, one of the most famous and talented Italian photographers, received the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award for his work as a teacher of photography and as a source of inspiration for his students.

The event took place in the Liberty Salon at Circolo Filologico Milanese, a not-for-profit cultural institution, where Krieger offers his classes.

The award ceremony took place during the launch of “Una Vita Curiosa”, Mr Krieger's first autobiography.

More than 200 guests from the Milanese business world, high society and politics attended the event.

Guests had the chance to take part in a live interview with Bob Krieger, held by journalist Silvia Grilli. They reviewed the book’s main topics and discussed the Mr Krieger's experiences as one of the great fashion and portrait photographers.

Lang Lang, Montblanc Cultural Foundation president, presented the award personally to Mr Krieger.