Bio

Guglielmo Majrani (1913 - 2001)
Born in Milan (Italy) in 1913, and founder of the Majrani Archives. After gaining experience in a wide range of fields, and seven years of military service during the Second World War, where he was also employed in the Allied War Communications Office, he became a professional journalist in 1947. He worked in the Milanese office of Associated Press, an international news agency, where he was the manager for more than 35 years: He began his career as a photographer in the fashion world at the beginning of the ’50s, moving into geographic reportage and collaborating with Italy’s first pictorial magazines of that time.


Marco Majrani
Born in Milan (Italy) in 1952, the eldest son of Guglielmo. After having obtained a degree in Natural Sciences and specialising in Geology, he became involved from 1976 in photojournalism and travel reportage. He has participated in and also organised numerous mountain expeditions worldwide, visiting more than fifty foreign countries. He has worked with leading Italian travel and nature magazines and has written numerous books (click onto publications). He is also an expert in the field of aerostatic balloons; from 1997 he was the founder and first president of the Italian Aerostatic Federation. During the course of his career he has lectured in high schools and in universities holding hundreds of conferences and seminars on in-depth topics of geographical nature. Since 1978 he has been working as a professional photographer and since 1984 he has become a reputable publisher and is a member of the Order of Italian Journalists.


Alberto Majrani
Born in Milan (Italy) in 1958, the second son of Guglielmo, and like his brother Marco he obtained a degree in Natural Sciences and a specialisation in environmental studies. After having obtained his degree, he became interested in travel photojournalism reportage in the late ’80s, with a definite preference for scientific and technological subjects, he is a acknowledged journalist and publisher of the UGIS (Union of Italian Scientific Journalists). He has worked with all the leading Italian travel, science and nature magazines. He is also an expert on history and ancient archaeology and is currently researching palaethnographic themes, and in particular those with a connection to Homeric poems. Since 1984 he has been working as a professional photographer and since 1990 he has become a reputable publisher and is member of the Order of Italian Journalists. During 2008 he published “Ulisse, Nessuno e Filottete”, innovative research about Homer Odyssey. (See on personal site www.filottete.it).