Piero Ribelli is an Italian photographer based in New York since 1987.
Ranging from travel, portraiture and photojournalism, his photographs have appeared on magazines and publications around the world, including Jazz Express in England, Esquire Japan, Skywritings in Jamaica, Il Mondo in Italy and The New York Times in the United States.
In 1996, he produced his first photographic book “Jah Pickney, Children of Jamaica,” an exploration of the similarities he found between his childhood growing up in Italy, and the lifestyle of the Jamaican children he encountered throughout the island.
In 2002, Piero published his second book, “Zoo York, an Animal Lover’s View of Manhattan,” his way of expressing his passion for wildlife while, at the same time, sharing with others the splendor of New York City. The image of award winning rat, Xena, was chosen by the Beasty Boys to grace the cover of their acclaimed single "Ch-Ch-Check it out."
His latest book is "50 MAIN STREET, The Face of America," 50 portraits and 50 stories of 50 people in 50 towns in each of the 50 states, all found at the same address - 50 Main Street. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYTUD1xO6iE
Exhibitions of his work have been staged in Italy, Jamaica and New York City, including an exhibit at the United Nations sponsored by U.N.I.C.E.F. He has appeared on CBS Television in New York, on television and radio shows in Jamaica and in Italy, as well as on RAI International.