A photographer, writer and communicator by trade, and a composer and pianist by avocation, Alberto Bregani (1962) is one of Italy’s most natural and compelling black-and-white landscape and mountain professional photographers. Born into an artistic family, Alberto grew up in Cortina d’Ampezzo, in the heart of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
He has been an alpine skiing athlete (downhill) and became a professional Alpine Ski instructor at the age of 22. Before dedicating himself entirely and professionally to photography and writing, he worked for a long time in the tourism and communication industry, with some of the most important ski resorts in the Alps.
An academic member of the prestigious Italian Mountain Writers Group (GISM), an Academy of Mountain Art and Culture, Alberto has a huge following both on and offline thanks to his conferences, seminars, workshops and masterclasses.
His second book “La montagna in chiaroscuro.” (A short essay about mountain photography - 2017 Ediciclo Editore), has remained for long time on Amazon’s bestseller list in the “travel/mountain” section.
Bregani’s photographs feature in private collections, museums, Foundations both in Italy and overseas, and he has exhibited with solo and group shows in illustrious museums and galleries as well as photography venues in Italy and abroad.
In 2020 The 3M Foundation, one of the most important foundations for photography in Europe, has opened and added to his collection a photographic fund especially dedicated to Alberto Bregani, for his two-years B&W project "The Unseen Zone" about the Great War, along the Austro-Hungarian Trentino mountain front; a "90 photographs" project made entirely with a smartphone (here)
After many years of shooting medium/large format analog cameras, Alberto became an Official Sigma Ambassador in 2016. He divides his time between his mountains and landscapes, and Paris, where he has been living since 2018.