Hey guys, I’m Gabriele Galimberti. I’m an Italian photographer born in 1977.
You’ll find me frequently living on aeroplanes, and occasionally in Val di Chiana (Tuscany), where I was born and raised.
I’ve 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.
My job consists mainly of telling stories through portraits of people around the world, recounting their peculiarities and differences, the things they are proud of and the belongings with which they surround themselves.
Social media, in all its forms, is a fundamental part of the research needed to get in touch, discover and produce those stories.
I committed to documentary photography after starting out as a commercial photographer. And after joining the artistic collective Riverboom, best known for its work entitled ‘Switzerland Versus The World’, successfully exhibited in festivals, magazines and art shows around the world.
I’m currently traveling around the globe working on both solo and shared projects as well as on assignments for international magazines and newspapers such as National Geographic, The Sunday Times, Stern, Geo, Le Monde, La Repubblica and Marie Claire.
My pictures have been exhibited in shows worldwide such as the well-known Festival Images in Vevey, Switzerland, Le Rencontres de la Photographie (Arles) and the renowned V&A museum in London.
I won first prize at the World Press Photo 2021 in the Portrait Stories category.
I am a Canon ambassador and I use a lot of different material coming on loan from them. It depends on what I need every time that I have a new project.
The camera that I always have with me is the Canon R5 with a Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8 L.
When I had the opportunity to become a Canon ambassador I was really really happy! I have always used Canon cameras since I started my career as a photographer (even if sometimes I had to use medium/large format cameras and Canon doesn’t make these).
I love my new R5 because it combines a fantastic high quality of the file and the fact that is really small and light.
I travel all the time and having such a powerful and small camera is extremely helpful to move light and fast.
Chamonix 4×5 Film Camera.
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS
Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM
Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 USM
Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
90mm and 1mm for my 4×5 camera.
A few Canon speedlights and two Bowens 500 watt.
Hardware & Software
MacBook pro 15’’
Eizo screen 27’’