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Giacomo Brunelli London, United Kingdom

  • London, United Kingdom
  • The Photographers' Gallery, London

Brunelli uses his distinct film-noir style to create evocative close-cropped silhouettes of people and animals against the backdrop of London's streets and landmarks.

Italian photographer Giacomo Brunelli defines his work as animal-focused street photography. Critic Alison Nordström writes: "These pictures are timeless and uncanny, powerful in their ordinariness, and emotionally much bigger than their simple subjects.”

About Giacomo Brunelli

Biography

Giacomo Brunelli (b. Perugia, Italy, 1977) graduated with a degree in International Communications in 2002.

His series have been exhibited at The Photographers’Gallery, London (UK), Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris (France), Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg (Germany), Delhi PhotoFestival (India), Format Festival, Derby (UK), Noorderlicht Photofestival (The Netherlands), Athens Photo Festival (Greece), Daegu PhotoBiennal (South Korea), Angkor PhotoFestival (Cambodia), BlueSky Gallery, Portland (USA), The New Art Gallery Walsall (UK), Griffin Museum ,Boston (USA), StreetLevel Glasgow (UK), Photofusion, London (UK), Arden & Anstruther Petworth (UK), Galleria Belvedere Milan (Italy), Fotofestiwal Lodz (Poland) and Boutographies, Montepellier (France).

The work has won the Sony World Photography Award, the Gran Prix Lodz, Poland, and the Magenta Foundation “Flash Forward 2009”. It has also been featured widely in the art and photography press including The Guardian (UK), Harper’s Magazine (USA), Eyemazing (Holland), European Photography (Germany), B&W Magazine (USA), Creative Review (UK), Foto&Video (Russia), Images Magazine (France) Photographie (Germany), Katalog (Denmark), AdBusters (Canada), FOTO (Sweden) and FOTOGRAFI (Norway).

His work is in the collection of Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Uk Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts and Portland Art Museum, USA.

“The Animals”, his first monograph, was published by Dewi Lewis Publishing in 2008.

In 2012, he was commissioned by The Photographers’Gallery to do a project on London.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 “The Animals” Delhi PhotoFestival, India

2012 “The Animals” Athens Photo Festival, Greece

2011 “The Animals” Transphotographiques, Lille, France

2010 “The Animals” The Photographers’Gallery, London,

“The Animals” Angkor Photo Festival, Cambodia

“The Animals” Estivales Photographiques du Trégor, Lannion, France

“The Animals” Photofusion, London, Uk

2009 “The Animals” BlueSky Gallery, Portland, Oregon, Usa

“The Animals” StreetLevel, Glasgow, Scotland, Uk

“The Animals” Boutographies Fotofestival, Montpellier, France

“The Animals” Wrexham Arts Center, Wrexham, Wales, Uk

2008“The Animals” The New Art Gallery Walsall, Uk

“The Animals” Galleria Belvedere, Milan, Italy

“The Animals” SiFest, Savignano sul Rubicone, Italy

“The Animals” Fotofestiwal, Lodz, Poland

2007“The Animals” Arden&Anstruther, Petworth, Uk

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011 “Les Fables” Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris, France

“Metropolis” Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen, The Netherlands

“Right Here, Right Now” Format Festival, Derby, Uk

2010 “Schwarzweiss”, Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg, Germany

The Photographers’Gallery, London, Uk

“Hidden Sense”, Daegu PhotoBiennale, South Korea

“Make Room”, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Uk

“Dog Days”, Corden Potts Gallery, San Francisco, Usa

“Thrown at the Wall”, PhotoIreland, Dublin Ireland

“Everyday Extraordinary”, Coutts & Co, 440 Strand, London, Uk

Magenta “Flash Forward 2009”, Griffin Museum Photography, Boston, Usa

PhotoVoice 2009 Auction, Thomson Reuters, Canary Wharf, London, Uk

2009 Magenta “Flash Forward 2009”, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto, Canada

Kaunas Photofestival, Latvia

Gallery.Photographer.ru. Moscow, Russia (Sony Awards)

The Affluenza Exhibition, London, Uk

2008 Scope Basel, Switzerland

The PowerHouse Arena, New York, USA (Sony Awards)

Bozar Centre of Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium (Sony Awards)

Galerie Seippel, Cologne, Germany (Sony Awards)

Bridge Art Fair, Miami, Usa

2007 Eclectica, Crane Kalman, Brighton, Uk

Les Rencontres Leica, Paris, France

2006 Small Works, Art101, Brooklyn, Usa

AWARDS

2009 Magenta “Flash Forward 2009”, Toronto, Canada, Winner Uk
B&W Magazine Spotlight Award, Usa, Winner
2008 Sony World Photography Awards, Nature Winner
Gran Prix of Fotofestiwal of Lodz, Poland, Winner
B&W Spider Awards, Usa, Nomination

MONOGRAPH

2008 “The Animals” Introduction by Alison Nordstrom, Dewi Lewis Publishing, Uk

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2013 “MONO”, B/W photography, Gomma Books Ltd, Uk (upcoming)
2012 “Technopolis”, Athens Photo Festival 2012
2012 “20 NOW: Contemporary Photographers” Cite Group, Style Publisher, Taiwan
2011 “Metropolis”, Noorderlicht Photofestival 2011
2011 “Right Here, Right Now”, Format Festival, Uk
2010 “Hidden Sense” South Korea
2010 “Kaunas PhotoFestival”, Lathuania
2009 “Magenta Flash Forward”, Canada
2008 “Lodz FotoFestival”, Poland
2008 “Savignano FotoFest”, Italy
2008 “FotoLeggendo”, Italy

COLLECTIONS
Museum Fine Arts, Houston, Usa
Portland Art Museum, Usa
The New Art Gallery Walsall, Uk
Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan

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