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Luciano Mellace - kind and reassuring

I was saddened to read of the death of our great Italian photographer Luciano Mellace. I had the pleasure of working with Luciano when posted to Rome as a reporter in the 1990s. He was a very kind and reassuring presence for a newcomer with limited knowledge of Italy and its ways.


In those days we used to travel to the Alps to cover ski races and Luciano always knew the best places to stay, where to eat and which treacherous mountain roads to avoid. I can only echo the tributes in the obituary. ■