Jacopo Brancati

Jacopo Brancati, born in 1966, is a professional photographer and sociologist.

After graduating in Political Science at the University of Genoa (1993), specializing in international studies, he directs his photographic approach towards human geography concerning the understanding of the dynamics of cultures.


After a hiatus of a few years while working as logistics director for Danzas, in 2003 Brancati devoted himself entirely to human geography and photography and began collaborating with various European maritime museums.

He explores the world of ports and navigation, describing the daily reality of seafarers and port workers, from the Italian coasts to those of Northern Europe; he then focuses on maritime communities and their traditions, and on the cultural heritage linked to the repair and navigation of historic wooden ships.


Brancati's photographic reports were commissioned and exhibited at the Musée Portuaire of Dunkirk (France-2004), Genoa Museo del Mare (Italy-2007), Mariehamn Sjöfartsmuseum (Åland Islands-2016), Suomen Merimuseo (2008 and 2016) and Suomenlinna Museum (Finland-2014).

He has participated in scientific boards of maritime museums for the creation of popular exhibitions (2005 and 2013).


Jacopo Brancati has published several books and written several articles for the French magazine of maritime history and ethnology Le Chasse-marée and for the Italian magazine Arte Navale.


Since 2015 he has been an associate member of the ICMM, International Congress of Maritime Museums.


He is represented by Bridgeman Images, London, UK.


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