Throughout the 20th century we have seen every form of landscape, nude, and other genre captured in gelatin silver and platinum prints by scores of brilliant artists. But to produce innovative black-and-white images in the 21st century that reveal something fresh and exciting is indeed very difficult. Moreover, to find an artist who is capturing photographs of New York City, arguably the most photographed and documented city in the world, is even a greater challenge.
Gabriele Croppi (1974) is a photography graduate of Milan’s Istituto Italiano di Fotografia, working both as a photographer and video maker. His research focuses on the relationship between photography and other arts, including painting, literature, film, and architecture. Croppi has received international awards like the European Photo Exhibition Award (2012), International Photography Awards (2012, 2013), and Golden Camera Award (2013). His images have been shown in several exhibitions around the world and are found in private and public collections. He lives in Italy and is based in Milan, where he works in publishing and teaches at the Istituto Italiano di Fotografia.
New York: Metaphysics of the Urban Landscape
Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Sime Books (2014)