Brooke
DiDonato

Brooke DiDonato

biography


American photographer, born in 1990, she lives and works mainly in New-York (USA).

After studying photojournalism at the University of Kent, Brooke Di Donato developed a personal work questioning the notion of realism induced by the photographic medium. Proposing scenes of everyday life that are distorted by “visual anomalies”, and bathing them in a pastel universe that evokes the American dream of the fifties, she makes a point of highlighting the evocative power of storytelling through images.

” A lot of my work acts as an open storyline so I think the point of departure is different for each viewer. Ultimately, I hope to provide a level of suspense or disorientation. But what viewers walk away with, as a conclusion, is up to them. I have my own interpretations in mind, but I’m not always attached to them. »

Brooke DiDonato’s surreal and pastel world is declined as so many “strange delights for the eyes” both in her personal projects and in her commissioned works (Huawei, The New Yorker, Adobe Creative Magazine, Penguin Books, D La Republica, Philosophie Magazine…).

She regularly exhibits around the world, in the United States, Canada, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.

SEries


Inside Story, 2020

Series | This series explores the possibilities of contortion and the notion of " portrait ".

Bank Slate, 2019

Series | "Blank Slate" gathers a selection of studio works.

As Usual, 2019

Series | “As Usual” is a series which combines natural environments with unusual scenarios.

A House Is Not a Home, 2018

Series | "A House is Not a Home" is a series of self-portraits which question notions of femininity as well as the antiquated concept of "female hysteria"

Roses, 2016

Series | In "Roses", Brooke DiDonato uses wax and skin as her main elements.

Inside Story, 2020

Series | This series explores the possibilities of contortion and the notion of " portrait ".

Bank Slate, 2019

Series | "Blank Slate" gathers a selection of studio works.

As Usual, 2019

Series | “As Usual” is a series which combines natural environments with unusual scenarios.

A House Is Not a Home, 2018

Series | "A House is Not a Home" is a series of self-portraits which question notions of femininity as well as the antiquated concept of "female hysteria"

Roses, 2016

Series | In "Roses", Brooke DiDonato uses wax and skin as her main elements.

Inside Story, 2020

Series | This series explores the possibilities of contortion and the notion of " portrait ".

Bank Slate, 2019

Series | "Blank Slate" gathers a selection of studio works.

As Usual, 2019

Series | “As Usual” is a series which combines natural environments with unusual scenarios.

A House Is Not a Home, 2018

Series | "A House is Not a Home" is a series of self-portraits which question notions of femininity as well as the antiquated concept of "female hysteria"

Roses, 2016

Series | In "Roses", Brooke DiDonato uses wax and skin as her main elements.

MultimEdia


Interviews


Spotlight on: Kent State graduate Brooke DiDonato
Kent State University College of Communication and Information

2012

As graduate of the University of Kent in the United States, photographer Brooke DiDonato talks about her experiences and the construction of her artistic project.

Brooke DiDonato : Fine-Art & Commercial Photographer
SVA NYC

2009

Brooke DiDonato interview is part of the i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration lecture series, which features presentations by digital photographers, hardware and software developers and industry experts. Presented by the MPS Digital Photography of the New York School of Visual Arts.