Born in the Netherlands, Jo Brunenberg (1949) ‘discovered’ photography at the age of fourteen and was immediately fascinated by the magic of the medium.
One of his first projects was "Atlantic Wall."
In this series Jo Brunenberg puts the vulnerable naked male body in the hard concrete architecture of the German defensive line along the Normandy coast in France.
Now, over 50 years later, his work has been published in numerous photo books and magazines and has been exhibited in galleries and museums in cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Hamburg, Neurenberg, Lausanne, Paris, Lyon, Arles, Madrid, Antwerpen, Gent, Dublin, Montréal, Baltimore, Chicago and New York.
Recurring themes in his work are the male nude, architecture and typography.
Jo Brunenberg often travels through France, where he realized recent series such as ‘Fermeture Définitive’ in which he reveals his fascination with the typical architecture and typography of traditional small shops in France. For his series 'Châteaux d'Eau de France' for many years he made many journeys through all parts of France. This project will be concluded at the end of 2020 with a book publication, an exhibition and a documentary.