Inge Feltrinelli

Italian photographer

Inge Feltrinelli (née Schönthal; 24 November 1930 – 20 September 2018) was a German-born Italian photographer and director. She ran the Italian publishing house Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore.

Feltrinelli in May 2011

In 1952, during a long stay in New York City, she was able to photograph Greta Garbo, Elia Kazan, John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Winston Churchill. Among her most celebrated photos are those of writers Ernest Hemingway, Edoardo Sanguineti, Allen Ginsberg, Günter Grass, Nadine Gordimer and artists Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall.[1]

Feltrinelli died on 20 September 2018 in Milan from stroke at the age of 87.[2]


  • Feltrinelli, Inge (2013). Mit Fotos die Welt erobern [Conquer the World with Photos] (1st ed.). Göttingen: Steidl. ISBN 9783869305295.
  • Feltrinelli, Inge (2013). Photographs. Steidl. ISBN 9783869305837.


  1. Feltrinelli, Inge (2012). Fotografien (1., Aufl. ed.). Göttingen, Niedersachsen: Steidl. ISBN 9783869305295.
  2. "Inge Feltrinelli mit 87 Jahren gestorben". Der Tagesspiegel (in German). 20 September 2018. Retrieved 20 September 2018.

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