Vita

 

 

Michele Brancati was born on April 2, 1977 in Reggio Calabria.
After finishing academic studies in Cinema and Photography at DAMS (Discipline of Arts, Music and Spectacle) in Bologna, he continued his study in photojournalism at the Italian Photography Institute in Milan.
In 2008 he lived at the border of Slovak-Ukraine to do documentary photography about living conditions in immigrant centers.
In 2009 he went to Estonia and Latvia to do documentary photography about the socio-political situation behind the European elections.
His reportage not only has been published by different professional photo journals, but by many different national daily newspapers too, as well as being shown on Night Line (Linea Notte) of the Rai broadcasting channel.
He was a participant in the “Cohabitation, Integration and Dialogue among Cultures” in Italy and abroad, and he presented his works at different solo and group exhibitions.
In addition, he also has worked on musical and theatral events and he has been an official photographer of the International Festival of Jazz in Orsara di Puglia, for 3 years.
At present he lives and works in Colonia as a freelance reporter.

 

 

Exhibition

  • 2017  Mannheim- Ten Gallery. “Alcova”
  • 2015  Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb
  • 2015  Rovinj Photofestival
  • 2014  Bibbiena- Centro Italiano Fotografia d’Autore
  • 2012  Torino- Galleria Raffaella De Chirico. Project T-Raum
  • 2012  Lodz (Polonia)-Bagdad Cafè- Poporno. “Alcova”
  • 2011  Berlino – Laika- 48 Stunden Neukolln. “Alcova”- “Into the Circus”
  • 2011  Firenze – Seravezza Festival 2011 . “Esistere di fatto”
  • 2011  Milano – Studio legale Lexellent. “TvSHOTS”
  • 2010  Bologna – Galleria Elastico. “Esistere di fatto” Festival Internazionale Gender Bender
  • 2010  San Miniato (Pt). Centro Nazionale Fotografia di Spettacolo. “Into the Circus”
  • 2008  Bruxelles – Les Halls Saint-Gery.
  • 2008  Milano – Spazio Culturale Dynamo. Lungo la linea di confine
  • 2007  Roma- Museo di Roma in Trastevere. “Quando l’immigrazione produce”

 Publication

 

  • 2016    Jacopo    Catalog Hellerau Photography Award 2016. Dresden. Germania
  • 2015    Jacopo    Der Greif Magazine. Germania
  • 2015    Alcova     Witty Magazine. Italia
  • 2014    Alcova     C-41 Magazine. Italia
  • 2011    Esistere di fatto Platerform Magazine. Francia
  • 2011    Esistere di fatto Repubblica.it
  • 2011    Esistere di fattoWitness Journal Magazine
  • 2010   Esistere di fatto Quotidiano di Calabria
  • 2009   Motel K2Fotocult (febbraio 2009)
  • 2009   Quando l’immigrazione producePalombi Editori
  • 2008   Slovak Corriere della sera.it
  • 2008   Slovak Witness Journal Magazine
  • 2008   Slovak Linea Notte Tg3 Rai
  • 2008   Slovak Rivista Altri. Roma

 

Award

  • 2016  Finalist Hellerau Photography Award 2016
  • 2015  2°Prize Rovinj Photodays 2015
  • 2014  Finalist Portfolio Italia 2014
  • 2014  Award MiCamera 2014- SiFest 2014
  • 2011   Award Hf Distribuzione – Premio Internazionale Rovereto Immagini 2011 Rovereto
  • 2010  Finalist- Premio Internazionale Luca Pron- Museo Nazionale del cinema di Torino
  • 2010  3 Bronze Award – Categoria Reportage- International Photography Award di Orvieto 2010
  • 2010  Finalist Portfolio Review al Trofeo Pontevecchio 2010- Bologna
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