"Dan is known for the juicy sharpness of his still lifes [...] "

Dan Bannino is an Italian photographer whose work has been aptly described as ‘‘Pop – Baroque’’ or ‘‘Pop – Renaissance’’, combining influences from the Old Masters and the rich cultural inheritance of his native country, with inspiration drawn from the world of contemporary pop culture displayed on the internet or TV.

"His elaborately composed photographs are reminiscent of paintings by old masters, appearing like scenes form centuries past [...] "

Bannino has been praised for the clarity and sharpness with which he translates ideas into images, often through outstanding still lifes. He draws his themes from everyday life, books, films or the news and he creates pictures that tell stories or convey complex concepts. Fondness for unusual themes is another characteristic of his work and it is one of his declared goals to draw the audience’s attention to such matters.

"His latest series are holding true to his signature slickness and eccentric (even repulsive, at times) subject matter. [...] "
Self portrait - 2016

After living many years in London, working as a product photographer, he traded a full-time job for dedicating full-time to personal projects. Bannino’s work has gained International fame and praise and has appeared in major newspapers and magazines such as The Times, Vice, Nikon, Artnet, WideWalls, Elle, Cosmopolitan and many more.


2020 – Brussels Photo Festival – Brussels, Belgium
2019 – AAF Amsterdam – Amsterdam, Netherlands
2019 – Contact Photo Festival – Toronto, Canada
2018 – AAF Amsterdam – Breda, Netherlands
2018 – AAF Battersea – London, UK
2018 – Kunstschouw – Zeeland, NL
2018 – AAF Hampstead – London, UK
2018 – Art Breda – Breda NL
2018 – AAF New York – New York, USA
2018 – Scope NY – New York, USA
2018 – Art Palm Beach – Palm Beach, USA
2017 – Context Miami – Miami Art week. Miami, USA
2017 – Eat Me, Trapholt, Museum of Art and Design – Kolding, DK
2017 – Sticky Business, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam – Schiedam, NL
2015 – Poetic Dogs in Venice, Ca’ Pisani Design Hotel – Biennale of Art 2015 – Venice, IT
2014 – Table Manners, Goss-Michael Foundation and The Reading Room – Dallas, USA