Short Bio | 2019 updated
A photographer, writer and communicator by trade, and a composer and pianist by avocation, Alberto Bregani (1962) is one of Italy’s most natural and compelling black-and-white landscape and mountain photographers. Born into an artistic family (his father Giancarlo was a climber and writer who also made documentaries about the mountains and won film and literary awards), Alberto grew up in Cortina d’Ampezzo, in the heart of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
An academic member of the prestigious Italian Mountain Writers Group (GISM), an Academy of Mountain Art and Culture, Alberto has a huge following both on- and offline thanks to his conferences, seminars, workshops and masterclasses. He founded the “Bianco&Nero Montagna” (Black-and-White Mountain) photography school in Madonna di Campiglio, in the Dolomites, in 2016. This was the first Italian school of photography to focus on black-and-white mountain/landscape photography.
Alberto’s photographs feature in private collections, museums, Foundations both in Italy and overseas, and he has exhibited with solo and group shows in illustrious museums and galleries as well as photography venues in Italy and abroad. The 3M Foundation, one of the most important foundations for photography in Europe, has recently opened and added to his collection, a new photographic fund dedicated to Alberto Bregani, for his two-years B&W project “The Unseen Zone” about the Great War, along the Austro-Hungarian Trentino mountain front; a project made entirely with a smartphone. To visit the Alberto Bregani’s Photographic Fund and the 90 photographs of the project click here
Alberto’s second book “La montagna in chiaroscuro. Piccolo saggio sul fotografare tra cime e sentieri” (The Mountain in Chiaroscuro: a short essay about mountain photography), was published by Ediciclo Editore in May 2017 and has remained for long time on Amazon’s bestseller list in the “travel/mountain” section. His third book, “Non Solo Sassi – La mia fotografia raccontata” (Not Just Rocks – the stories behind my photographs) is due for release mid 2021.
After many years of shooting medium/large format analog cameras, which he still uses today for special projects, Alberto became an Official Sigma Ambassador in 2016. A member of TAU Visual, the Italian Association of Professional Photographers, Alberto Bregani divides his time between his mountains and landscapes, and Paris, where he has been living since end of 2018.
Maurizio Rebuzzini, one of Italy’s most important and esteemed photography critics and historians, said
Each one of us opens the doors to a lovingly represented world when looking at Alberto Bregani’s photographs of the mountains (in the mountains), we enter a form of visual theatricality that blots out your surroundings so only the pictures exist. Take a close look at these photographs. They are poems.
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