Dan Bannino

Born in 1988 in Italy. Lives and Works in Turin, Italy.

©Dan Bannino,  McNuggets Diet/Usain Bolt .

©Dan Bannino, McNuggets Diet/Usain Bolt.

©Dan Bannino,  Selfportrait .

©Dan Bannino, Selfportrait.


After living many years in London, working as a photographer, he is now dedicated to his personal projects in Turin. Interested in unusual themes, he has been praised for the clarity and sharpness with which he translates ideas into images. In 2016, he received the certificate “Seeing Through Photographs” from the MOMA, New York.

His work has been shown in Toronto, London, New York, Venice (Biennale of Art 2015), and gained international fame appearing in major newspapers and magazines such as The Times, Vice, The Huffington Post, Artnet, WideWalls, Elle and Cosmopolitan.

Dan Bannino’s aim is to capture the beauty found in this restriction of diets and deprivation, making meaningful photos, like classic works of art.

Combining influences from the Old Masters and the contemporary pop culture displayed on the internet or TV, Dan Bannino’s work has been aptly described as ‘‘Pop - Baroque’’ or ‘‘Pop - Renaissance’’.

In his series Still Diet, the Italian artist addresses the celebrity culture and our fascination with the mundane. He employs the style of the 15th century still lives, unfolding in each photograph a scene from a different celebrity’s diet.

Dan Bannino draws inspiration from everyday life, books, films or news and creates images that tell stories or convey complex concepts.