Carlo Borlenghi was born in 1956 in Bellano, on the shores of Lake Como, where he started his photographer career following the local regattas. Every year he publishes many books and calendars which are always related to the sea, and he collaborates with the most prestigious nautical newspapers and magazines. His enthusiasm brings him to always be open and available to any adventure or innovation and to continually update both in the field of photography and technology.
Carlo Borlenghi was born in 1956 in Bellano on Lake Como, where he started his photographer career following the local regattas. Still young, thanks to sailing and to the collaboration with the magazine “Uomo Mare Vogue”, he travelled around the world, following the most important nautical events. He is the official photographer for all national and international Rolex nautical events.
He has been photographing the America’s Cup since 1983, starting with the endeavours of “Azzurra” and becoming the official photographer for the following America’s Cup’s campaigns:
“Italia”, Fremantle (Australia) – 1987
“Moro di Venezia”, San Diego (USA) – 1992
“Luna Rossa”, Auckland (New Zealand) – 2000
“Luna Rossa”, Auckland (New Zealand) – 2003
Official photographer for the “ACM” event, Valencia (Spain) – 2007
“Team Alinghi”, Valencia (Spain) – 2010
“Luna Rossa”, San Francisco (USA) – 2013
Since 1994 he follows Giovanni Soldini’s boats, round-the-worlds and adventures:
“Stupefacente Kodak” (50 ft), 1994
“Telecom Italia” (60 ft), 1996
“Tim Progetto Italia” (Trimaran), from 2001
“Telecom Italia” (40 ft),from 2007.
He also followed several editions of the “Whitbread Round the World Race” for the following boats:
“Merit Cup” 93-94
In 2000 he followed Grant Dalton’s “Club Med” for “The Race”.
Official photographer of “Amer Sport One” and “Amer Sport Too” during the Volvo Ocean Race 2001-02. For several years he has been the official photographer for “Pirelli‘s nautical events. His specialization doesn’t limit to the sports field, but extends also to services provided to the shipbuilding industry (brochures, catalogues and business portraits).
In 1983 Carlo Borlenghi won the “Marian Skubin” prize for the best Sports picture published in Italy. He won for three years in a row the “Marina di Pescara” award for the diffusion of yachting photography in Italy.
In 1986, in Paris, he won the “Grand Prix Professional de la photo de Mer” organised by the French Chamber of Commerce.
In 2003 he won the Omega price for the best sport photographer.
In 2007 he won the price “Grand Prix de l’Image Course au Large” at the “Salon Nautique” de Paris 2007.
In 2007 he received a plaque from the president of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, for his “many years of intense activity in favor of there sailing world”.
In 1989, Carlo Borlenghi created the photographic agency “Sea&See” Italy, specialized in all the nautical sports, owned today by the Mediatree Group.
In 2007 he exhibits at Louis Vuitton’s space in Paris for the show ‘Winds and Sails’ dedicated to the America’s Cup.
In 2012 he displays his works at his solo exposition at the “Mairie XVI Arrondissement” in Paris.
Every year he publishes many books and calendars related to the sea and he collaborates with the most prestigious nautical magazines and newspapers.
His never ending enthusiasm leads him to be always open-minded towards new adventures and innovations and to continuously update in the photographic and technological fields.