Born in 1946 in Sondrio, Italy, Daniela Facchinato graduated in Classical Literature, before starting work in the 1970s as a news photographer for the Bolognese daily newspaper "Il Foglio". When the paper ceased publication she co-founded the free radio station Radiocittà 103. From 1980 to 1990 she worked with the Condé Nast Publishing House as a journalist and news photographer on "Lei" and "Per Lui" magazines, shooting reportages and writing articles on various aspects of youth culture around the world. Since 1985 she has also worked in fashion photography and on photographic portraits and has created several music album covers and photo books. In 1999 she opened Daniela Facchinato Image Gallery, the first photographic gallery in Bologna.