Gabriele Galimberti

photographer and Canon Ambassador

Gabriele Galimberti is an Italian photographer who often lives on airplanes, and occasionally in Val di Chiana (Tuscany), where he was born and raised. He has spent the last few years working on long-term documentary photography projects around the world, some of which have become books, such as Toy Stories, In Her Kitchen, My Couch Is Your Couch and The Heavens. Gabriele's work mainly consists in narrating stories, through portraits and short stories of people, telling their peculiarities and differences, what they are proud of and what they surround themselves with; social media, in all its forms, is a fundamental part of the research needed to connect, discover and produce these stories.

Gabriele devoted himself to documentary photography after starting with commercial photography, and after joining the Riverboom collective, best known for his work entitled Switzerland Versus The World, published in magazines and successfully exhibited in festivals and art exhibitions. Gabriele at this moment works both on personal and shared projects, and on commissions for newspapers and magazines such as National Geographic, The Sunday Times, Stern, Geo, Le Monde, La Repubblica and Marie Claire. His photographs have been exhibited all over the world, such as at the Festival Images in Vevey (Switzerland), Le Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles (France) and the renowned V&A Museum in London.

Gabriele Galimberti is the winner of the World Press Photo 2021 in the Portraits Stories category with the project Gli Ameriguns, in which he documented the US reality of gun owners with great visual strength and originality.

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Events in past editions