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Giacomo Brunelli Biography

Giacomo Brunelli is an Italian street photographer whose most well known series include Animals, Eternal London and New York City. He works with a 1960’s analog SLR Miranda walking the streets, often working in the low light of early mornings and evenings. His photographic style draws on elements from modernist masters like Henri Cartier Bresson, Lee Friedlander, Robert Frank and Daido Moriyama.

Developing the films himself he prints in a high contrast black and white. People are rarely central to his images, with animals, partial figures, shadows and silhouettes frequently in dimly lit city streets, evoking the chiaroscuro manner of film noir. He has said “Walking is part of my photography. You need to walk to create the chance of finding things that interest you.”

His frequently un-settling depictions of familiar, often domesticated, animals question how much we truly understand the animal kingdom and its innate wildness. His work has won the Sony World Photography Award and the Grand Prix Lodz, Poland. He has exhibited widely internationally and his work is part of many public collections

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