Giacomo Brunelli Italian, b. 1977

I first encountered Giacomo's noir silver gelatin prints in 2014, though I really became acquainted with him and his work while curating the 2016 exhibition UNSEEN: Silhouettes and Shadows at Peter Fetterman Gallery. His glossy fiber prints are produced by hand in his home darkroom and are painted black along the edges to achieve an edge-to-edge darkness. Beyond his unique approach to following animals of curiousity, be them human or wild, Giacomo's work is visually consistent through a static technical approach to his exposures and high-contrast printing. 

- Douglas Marshall



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), Delhi PhotoFestival (India), Format Festival, Derby (UK), Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg (Germany), 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) and Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica (USA).   

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).

Brunelli's 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” (2008) and “Eternal London" (2014) were published by Dewi Lewis Publishing. 
In 2012, he was commissioned by The Photographers’Gallery to produce the series “Eternal London”.