Alessandro Cosmelli is a documentary photographer and visual artist born in Livorno, Italy. His work has taken him to travel throughout South America, West Africa, Middle East, Asia, and across the United States of the Obama era.
His research is inspired by the fascinating dynamics and forces that shape our contemporary society and it is focused on the interactions between the individual and their community in a globalized world.
Alessandro has published five monographic books including Oltrenero (Contrasto, 2009) and Brooklyn Buzz (Damiani, 2012), both awarded by the Pictures Of the Year International (POYi) among the best photography books of the year.
His images have been featured in leading international newspapers and magazines - Vanity Fair, Newsweek, Stern, Time, New York Times, L'Espresso, Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica, among many others - exhibited internationally and broadcasted across major multimedia platforms - CNN, Yahoo News, RAI - receiving awards from Pictures Of the Year International, Photo España Award for Human Values, Prix de la Photographie Paris, Tokyo International Photo Awards.
Alessandro and Gaia Light are the creators of The Buzz Project, a multi-city photo-reconnaissance ongoing project, inaugurated in 2010, which represents a symbolic portrait of the contemporary metropolis and its inhabitants, as seen through the moving frame of the public bus window.
He is currently based between Miami and New York.
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