Art

Piergiorgio Branzi – Photography

16. December 2015
Piergiorgio Branzi | Piazza Grande, Burano, Venezia 1954 | Black & White Photography


Piergiorgio Branzi is an Italian journalist and photographer born in Signa in 1928 and raised in Florence. He started photography in the fifties and traveled extensively in Italy, particulary in the south. As with many iconic photographers of this time, Piergiorgio Branzi is skilled in the art of combining a flair for poetry with a love of detail. His works have earned him great notoriety in Italy and abroad. His work has been shown in famous museums like Guggenheim in New York, the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris and the Tate Gallery in London. If you’d like to get to know Branzi and his work a little better, I can recommend this interview by Italian Ways.

Piergiorgio Branzi | Ragazzo con l'orologio | Black & White Photography

Piergiorgio Branzi | Bambino a Napoli 1953 | Black & White Photography
Piergiorgio Branzi | Napoli 1960 | Black & White Photography

Piergiorgio Branzi | Adriatico, 1957 | Black & White Photography

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12 Comments

  • Reply Carol Cassara 16. December 2015 at 16:36

    Just beautiful. I think B&W photography is so much more evocative and moody than color.

    • Sarah Le Donne
      Reply Sarah Le Donne 14. January 2016 at 10:34

      It definitely has something, you’re right Carol! Thank you for stopping by.

  • Reply Emily 17. December 2015 at 4:23

    These are stunning!

  • Reply Dia @ All The Things I Do 17. December 2015 at 5:36

    I love the art in these photo how he captured these moments and places. Beautiful

    • Sarah Le Donne
      Reply Sarah Le Donne 14. January 2016 at 10:36

      I’m happy that you like them as well. I could watch Branzi’s photographies for hours.

  • Reply Julia 17. December 2015 at 15:08

    These pictures are beautiful!

  • Reply Angie Scheie 17. December 2015 at 18:30

    I can see why he’s so renown. His photos are stunning and make me want to travel 😉

    • Sarah Le Donne
      Reply Sarah Le Donne 14. January 2016 at 10:37

      Now that’s true, they really do. Preferably a time travel! 😉

  • Reply Cori 19. December 2015 at 13:09

    I love the way of the stairs with all the laundry hanging around! It speaks to me.

    • Sarah Le Donne
      Reply Sarah Le Donne 14. January 2016 at 10:41

      I think this photo was taken in Naples. It belongs to my favorites as well. I also love Italian movies from this time, simply beautiful.

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