Giovanni del Brenna was born in Genova in 1974. He grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he attended French school. He later moved to Milan, Italy, and graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano. He decided then to follow his first passion: photography. He graduated in 2002 from the Documentary Photography and Phojournalism Program of the International Center of Photography of New York, joined Grazia Neri Agency the same year and assisted James Nachtwey until March 2004. His work has been exhibited in New York, Milan and Lisbon, and has been published in Amica, Geo and Stern among other publications. Lately he has been nominated New Photographer 2007 for advertisement. He is now finishing his project on cities started in 2002.