Date: Apr 01, 2020Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

CANCELLED – AES: Giacomo Brunelli on Conceiving, Creating and Publishing Your Photobook

Wed, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Bryant Park Corporation
General PublicArts & Culture


Do you ever dream of turning your best photographs into a photobook published by a well known imprint? Renowned Italian photographer Giacomo Brunelli, winner of the Sony World Photography Award, has not only exhibited his work in many of the best galleries in the world, he has also had many of his series published as best-selling photobooks. Tonight, he’ll show you how it is done, so you can do it yourself!

Using his own work as a case study, Giacomo will start at the beginning of a project, discussing the conceptual planning required for success. He’ll provide tips for editing your work and building your portfolio, so that you can develop your story idea and sequence your images to reveal your narrative. He’ll suggest how to find the right publisher for your work and negotiate a successful contract. Finally, he will reveal the right and wrong ways to approach commercial galleries, curators and magazines, so you can begin to sell your work to collectors.

Audience members will be encouraged to ask questions, to maximize this rare opportunity to hear advice from one of the top practitioners in the contemporary photography community.

Note: Entrance to 5 Bryant Park is on 41st Street between 6th and Broadway – NOT on 6th Ave.

Please note that no refunds will be issued.


Giacomo Brunelli was born in Perugia, Italy, in 1977, where he graduated in 2002 with a degree in International Communications from the Università per Stranieri. He currently lives in London, England.

His series have been exhibited at The New Art Gallery Walsall (UK), the Barbican Centre (UK), The Photographers’ Gallery (UK), the BlueSky Gallery, Portland (USA), Triennial of Photography Hamburg (Germany), Nordic Light Festival (Norway), Noorderlicht Photofestival (The Netherlands), Format Festival, Derby (UK), and the Daegu PhotoBiennal (South Korea).

His work has won the Sony World Photography Award and the Gran Prix Lodz (Poland). It has also been featured in the art and photography press including BBC (UK), The Guardian (UK), The Telegraph (UK).

His prints are in the collection of The New Art Gallery Walsall (UK), the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (USA), the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (Japan) and the Portland Art Museum (USA). In 2012, he was commissioned by The Photographers’ Gallery to do the “Eternal London” series. In 2015 he was commissioned by Deichtorhallen to produce his series, “Hamburg”.

“The Animals” (2008) and “Eternal London” (2014) were published by Dewi Lewis Publishing. “Self Portraits” was published by Editions Bessard in 2017 His latest book, “New York,” (published by Skinnerboox) is being launched at Paris Photo New York, immediately following this presentation.

For more info on Giacomo:
Instagram: @brunelligiacomo

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Date: Apr 01, 2020Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM


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  • 35 / Non-Members
  • 15 / Member/Member Guest
  • Free / Patron Members



Jacquelyn Bonner, Giacomo Brunelli, Elizabeth Fairfax Brown, Gabriel Feghali, John O'Donnell, Brian Stanton, Caitlin Vander Weele


John O'Donnell, MBA 1977

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