World Cup Dean Photographer Armando Trovati passed away
World Cup veteran Armando Trovati, who started hiscareer as sports photographer in the late 1960s died this Sunday from an incurable illness which has been nagging him for a few months. He was in his early 70s.
Trovati, who has been regularly covering the World Cup circuit since his appearance at Val Gardena, Italy, during the 1968/69 season, was considered by his pairs and the ski community as the leading ski photographer for years.
Working for AP Photo for decades, Armando also nicknamed ‘Nino’ by his closest friends, founded his own photo agency in the 1970s - ART Photo - which soon became PentaPhoto srl. His sons Alessandro and Marco soon supported his activity and quickly also established themselves as experts in sport and ski competitions.
Beside sending photos to recognized major international ski publications such as Sciare or BioramaSki for years, Armando Trovati has also been editing numerous beautiful ski books including the noted ‘Effetto Tomba’ in 1988 that related the amazing achievements of Bologna’s superstar Alberto Tomba during the 1987/88 season. His company also produced the World Cup Ski Guide for many years.
Very popular and influential among his colleagues, Trovati was also very much appreciated by most of the leading World Cup champions - which allowed him to shot and publish many exclusive photos around the world. Beside this he often worked a Photo Coordinator at major World Cup events or FIS Alpine World Championships.
FIS, the international ski community and AIJS present their heartfelt condolences to his family. RIP Dear Armando.
Courtesy of Patrick Lang, AIJS