Silver 2019 / Book / Fine Art

Spomenici and Brutalism - Fine Art Photography

  • Prizes
    Silver in Book/Fine Art
  • Photographer
    Giulio Zanni

In former Yugoslavian languages, Spomenici means monuments. The architecture of Spomenici is associated with the movement called "brutalism". While some don't exist anymore, as they were destroyed during the latest Balkan wars, others are falling apart, taken over by nature, because of governments in denial of their past. This book is not a documentary exercise. I approached Spomenici from a fine art point of view. While working on spomenici, I also came across several amazing brutalist buildings.

Giulio Zanni is an Italian photographer that has lived most of his life in the Balkans. Before focusing on fine art, he worked with documentary and nature photography. He often uses the long-exposure technique and he photographs mostly in black and white. He won several awards and his work has been published in books and magazines. His portfolio has been selected among the best inspiring photographers.