Paolo Monti (11 August 1908– 29 November 1982)[1] was an Italian photographer, considered to be one of Italy's greatest.[2][3] He is known for his architectural photography.[4]

In his early period, Monti experimented with abstractionism as well as with effects such as blurring and diffraction. In 1953, he became a professional photographer. He mainly worked with architecture reproductions which were used by magazines and book editors for illustration. Starting from 1966, Monti catalogued historic centers of Italian cities.[3]

Lady's portrait, 1970