Born in historic center of Rome, Max Callari is raised in the world of visual arts thanks to his father's prolific pictorial activity during the 70s and 80s he met and frequented important exponents of art scene from a very young age including Domenico Purificato and his sons Teresa and Giuseppe (also called Pino), Ibrahim Kodra, Ilia Peikov, Aldo Riso.
He trained at the Artistic High School and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome under the teachings of illustrious masters such as Roberto Bossaglia, Fabio Vergoz, Roberto Almagno, Giorgio Scalco, Edolo Masci, Romano Lotto, Valeriano Ciai, Emanuele Floridia, Miro Bonaccorsi and the historians Anelia Pinna, Maurizio Marini, Luigi Paolo Finizio.
After professional experiences gained in interior design and furniture as technical designer at important architecture studios and in contemporary art as owner and curator of Art's Moment Gallery the innovative multifunctional artistic space which hosted authors as Julianos Kattinis, Andrea Nikolaevic Ruffolo, Graziano Piazza, located near the MACRO area and moved the following year to the Trastevere district in front of the famous Fontana del Prigione (1587-1590), in the immediately following phase of his professional life Max Callari starts from the knowledge of analogue photography already studied for many years first and decides to approach digital photography while preserving the purity and genuineness offered by photographic film in parallel to a period of in-depth study following Association of photographers Officine Fotografiche.
Max Callari's approach to Photography was gradual and not improvised, because it is the result of a long journey characterized by other expressive languages.
From this phase comes a series of commissioned works and personal projects ranging from professional books for cinema to architecture, from photographic stories to urban reportage; various collaborations with artists and publishing houses; personal exhibitions at institutional venues and participation in contemporary art exhibitions in some important cities including Treviso, Naples and Venice during a Biennale with an international gallerist with offices in Turin and New York.
In 2019 with the work Il segno e la forma he is one of the three winners of Nothing but Art III Edition the prestigious international contemporary art award curated by MF Eventi and Arte Borgo Gallery at Palazzo Velli Expo where in the same year in occasion of a collective event exhibits his visual and conceptual project entitled Lost, complex and essential at the same time, very far from his usual narrative schemes inspired by the incommunicability like personal tribute by Callari to the immensity of Master Michelangelo Antonioni.
In 2020 Animavolto the new photographic project created in collaboration with the actor and director Massimiliano Caprara successfully participates in WEFO2020 the new edition of Month of Photography organized by Casa della Fotografia.
Max Callari lives his art in an intense and visceral way, his personal projects are always characterized by an essential observation of reality.
His way of photographing always aims to tell something by finding its maximum expression in monochrome: his black and white has been defined as "rich in colors" and he regards his grays as the tones of a musical score.
His activity as a photographic author has been followed over the years by Carlo Savini, critic and art historian, President of UECAL (Academy of the European Union of Art and Literature Critics) with offices in Rome, Brussels, London, Berlin, Paris, Madrid.