Alessandro Albert, born in Turin in 1965.
Interested in photography from an early age, probably dued to his failures in team sports, and restive towards schools and courses, he is a self thought photographer.
At 17 during a party, his communication difficulties lead him to get closer to Paolo Verzone, also there acting as part of the furniture. Thus friendship and jointly photographic projects are born: influenced by Avedon’s work, in 1991 they go to Moscow to portray its citizens, this body of work will be published by Peliti&Associati in the book “Volti di Passaggio ”; in 2001 they are awarded third prize in the Portrait Singles category of the World Press Photo contest.
Photographs everything with in shooting distance, but is specialized in portraits; doesn’t like long term projects and a routinized photographic style. Avoiding challenges he has decided to dedicate himself to what is far from his nature and to capture what generally is impossible to photograph.
Travels with resignation and no enthusiasm and works on his own chaotic artistic projects with no structure -he’s convinced that one day they will eventually take form-.
Member of Grazia Neri agency for many years, he has collaborated with many important firms such as Lavazza, Finmeccanica, Ferrari, ITT e Telecom, White&Case. His portraits have been published in magazines like Vanity Fair, GQ, Financial Times, Times, Wired, Forbes.
He is currently a teacher at IED both in Turin and Milan and is represented by Getty Images and Verbatim.
2018 Corso Novara, Stanze, ed. Edifir
2018 Via Pisa 53, Obitus
2016 Sifest, Savignano, The Moscow Project
2015 Sala delle Colonne, Torino, Albertaciu
2012 Image Singulières , Sète, Francia
Moscow Plages, Rennes, France
2010 Seeuropeans, Galleria BlowUp, Torino
2008 Voi Siete Qui, Galleria FNAC di Milano
2007 Voi Siete Qui, Galleria FNAC di Grugliasco
2005 Grandi Bagnanti, Galleria Grazia Neri Milano
2004 Grandi Bagnanti Accademia di Romania Roma
2002 Galleria Minima Peliti Associati ,Rome
2000 Septembre de la Photo, Nice, France
1999 Kowasa Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
Agorà gallery, Turin, Italy
1995 Biennial of Braga, Braga, Portugal
1994 Acta International Gallery, Rome, Italy
1992 Biennial Young Artists of Mediterranean Europe, Valencia, Spain
2009 Festival Reportage di Atri: Mummie
2003 Quotidiano al Femminile Galleria Gruppo Credito Valtellinese
Refettorio delle Stelline Milano Italy
2002 Backlight 02, Photographic Centre Nykyaika Tampere Finland
2001 World Press Photo 2001, worldwide exhibition
“Border Stories” Biennale internazionale di Fotografia, Turin, Italy
Canon Fabbrica Eos Gallery, Milan, Italy
Toscana Foto Festival, Massa Marittima, Italy
Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, Italy
2000 FNAC Etoile Gallery, Paris, France
Fondazione Studio Marangoni Gallery, Florence, Italy
1999 Galerie Colbert Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
Galerie Municipale du Château d’Eau, Toulouse, France
1998 Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France
1997 Galleria Minima Peliti Associati, Rome, Italy
Chiesa di S.Filippo, Turin, Italy
1993 The Permanente Museum, Milan, Italy
1992 Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France
2001 World Press Photo, third prize portrait singles
Premio Canon Giovani Fotografi 2000, winner of best portfolio section
2000 Premio per un Progetto Fotografico 1999, Fondazione Studio Marangoni, Florence
Attention Talent Photo 2000 Galeries FNAC PARIS, Special Mention of jury
1998 Final selection of the “Leica Oskar Barnack” prize
1992 Kodak European Panorama Arles, France
Architetture del Lavoro Lavazza, Torino Paris Stockholm 2013
Synthesis, Storie di persone e di trapianti, ed. Fratelli Alinari
Seeuropeans, Images Plurielles, France 2012
Volti di Passaggio, Peliti & Associati Rome 1992
Flair, Vanity Fair, Corriere Magazine, D de La Repubblica, IoDonna, SportWeek, Financial Times, Panorama Economy, 24 magazine, Stern, Style, L’Espresso, Geo Italia, Telecom, Finmeccanica, SBB Cargo, Comdata, Luna, The Indipendent, Observer, ITT, Panorama, Maxim, Traveller, Apple, White&Case