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COSIMO SCIANNA

COSIMO, meaning universe, aptly foretold his future as seeing the world through the magic and mystery of photography. He is enjoying an incredibly successful and exciting career as photographer and filmmaker, creating award-winning work both in studio and around the world. He is best known for a strong sense of design, bold style and striking portraiture.

His relentless drive to reinvent himself in the search for new creative challenges has seen him evolve from graphic designer and illustrator, to the top ranks of conceptual photographers, and to a highly regarded commercial director and cameraman. In each phase of his career, Cosimo has deftly mastered new media and put new techniques at the service of his impressive creative energies.

His many impressive awards include Clios, Andys, and One Show Gold "Pencils," the Grand Awards of the International Film Festivals of New York and Chicago, Tellys, a Special Jury Award at the Houston International Film Festival, to mention just a few.

Cosimo has been an instructor at the School of Visual Arts and has lectured throughout the US, Canada and Europe. His work has been widely exhibited, from the Professional Photographers' Showcase at Walt Disney World's Epcot Center, To Ellis Island's permanent collection, the Neikrug Gallery, Nikon Gallery, to ICP/Midtown, Manhattan and the Wickheiser Gallery in Soho as well as others throughout the US.

He has been published widely including "Who's Who in Advertising," "The Art of Persuasion" in Time Magazine, as well as dozens of newspapers and trade journals. He is a long-standing member of the Directors Guild of America, IATSE (Cameramans Guild), American Society of Media Photographers, Getty Images and was one of the youngest members to be inducted into the prestigious Society of Illustrators.