Since 1986, Luca Bracali has worked as a photographer and a journalist specialising in sporting events such as motocross and moto gp world championships and hereafter Formula 1. During his career, he published many reports in traveling, culture and tourism journals; he published 13 volumes. During his 27 year profession as a reporter he visited 140 countries. His attention to environmental issues like glaciers melting and global warming is showed by some images shot in the Antarctic and Arctic. Through photographic projects he collaborates with researchers of the University of Fairbanks in Alaska and at the base of Barneo, which is a base camp for an eco-expedition.
A photographic journey is an experience based upon knowledge, perception and entering into the cultures of the countries we visit.
On skies in the North pole in 2009, He became one of the first to access to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, in the Svalbard isles. Thanks to these kinds of missions supported with evidence in more than 40 radio and television programs, he became a member of APECS (Young polar scientists associoation) and then he collaborated with IASC (International Arctic Science Commitee).
In 2010 he appeared for the first time as an artist and his images were shown in Rome, Milan, Naples, Bologna, Sofia, Kiev Odessa, Copenhagen, Hoff, Bruxelles, Yangon, Montreal and New York, divulging his way of understanding images: a geometric composition with saturated colours where the main essential element is light. Luca Bracali also works hard on television programs: Sky, Rai 1, Rai 2 e Rai 3.
He is a teacher of photography for Lorenzo de Medici and for The Darkroom in Florence; he teaches photography for Canon Academy courses to become “ambassador” for Fujifilm.
His most important exhibit, “Arctic under attack”, was on show in April 2017 in the European Parliament. The Minor Planet Center of Cambridge (USA) named the 198.616th discovered asteroid after him. In Bracali’s opinion, a photographic journey is not only composed of beautiful images, but it is something deeper, it is an experience based on knowledge, perception and entering into the cultures of the countries we visit. To travel for photography doesn’t mean only shoot a picture but live it.