Stephan Brigidi is a widely published artist, having extensively exhibited and published his work throughout the United States and Europe. He is represented in the collections of more than 40 museums in the US and Europe. Brigidi is a Fulbright-Hays Fellow, a MacDowell Fellow and the recipient of various awards and grants for his photography, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.
He comes from an academic background, having taught various levels of photography and painting at numerous universities including the Rhode Island School of Design for many years. Currently, Brigidi is teaching Aesthetics in the Humanities program at Roger Williams University.
Stephan is the author of two books: Angels of Pompeii, with co-author, Robert Bly, and Remarkable People: A Rhode Island Family Album. Brigidi plans to release his latest book, Afraid of the Dark: A Venetian Story, in 2014.
The book contains photographs and stories exploring the mystery that is unique of Venice. Afraid of the Dark includes his well-known portfolio, Carnevale di Venezia that captures the whimsical figures of the annual festival.
Stephan is an architectural preservationist having served on the Historic District Commission and the Open Space Commission for the town of Bristol, Rhode Island. He currently serves as a board member of Save Bristol Harbor, a non-profit environmental group committed to preserving and protecting our natural resources. A committed civil libertarian, he formerly served as a member of the Board of the RI ACLU.
Stephan and his wife, Julie have one son, Gian-Stefano, who is a graduate student at the University of British Columbia, studying Neuroscience. They are also the proud parents of three cats, a dog and a horse- all rescues. He and Julie continue to support animal rights causes, assist in animal rescues whenever possible, and continue to pursue a greener environment.