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BIO

Born and currently based in Naples, Italy. I studied at the “Université Paris VII – Denis Diderot” in Paris thanks to a one-year scholarship. In 2007 I started working as a contributor and a photographer for several Italian newspapers. In 2009 I graduated in Sociology at the “Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II” with a dissertation in journalism, in which I analyzed the different slant between two newspapers: Le Monde (Paris) and Corriere della Sera (Milan). In 2010 I started the MA in photojournalism at the “Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli”, where I got my degree with honors.
Some of my works have been exhibited in the PAN-Palazzo Arti Napoli (Italy), Castel dell’ Ovo (Naples, Italy), FotoLoft gallery (Russia), Biennal of Bibbiena (Italy), Palm Spring Photo Festival (California), Tel Aviv Photo Fair (Israel).
I regularly publish in the National and International magazines, including Time, CNN, BBC, Spiegel, Stern, National Geographic, El Pais, Vanity Fair, Internazionale, La Stampa and others.
My research has been set in Italy, Romania, Tunisia, Egypt, Poland, Ukraine, Greece, Turkey, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Estonia, Spain, and Malta telling stories related to current issues.
I am available to work worldwide.

 

AWARDS

2022

Romano Cagnoni Award – Finalist

Rovinj Photodays – Body – 1st place

Rovinj Photodays – Documentary – 2nd place

2021

Krzysztofa Miller Prize – Winner

Phodar Biennal Bulgaria – Award for Humanistic Photography

Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award – Reportage – Winner

Focus on the story Portrait Award – Winner

Siena International Photo Awards – Storyboard – Remarkable artwork

2020

European Newspaper Award

Direct Look Award – 3rd place

Rovinj Photodays – Documentary – 1st place

2019

CNN 100 photos that defined the decade

Krzysztofa Miller Prize – Winner

Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award – Oneshot – Shortlisted

PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris – Winner

Siena International Photo Awards – Photojournalism – Winner

Prix Bayeux Calvados-Normandie – Finalist

POY Picture of the Year – Impact 2018-Immigration Status – 1st place

2018

Krzysztofa Millera Prize – Finalist

Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award – Oneshot – Shortlisted

Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award – Documentary – Shortlisted

The Alfred Fried Photography Award – Shortlisted

PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris – Silver winner

Tokyo International Foto Awards – 1st place – General News category

FIIPA 2018 Awards – Honorable mention – Story category

IPOTY International Photographer of the Year – Honorable mention – Editorial: Documentary

Monochrome Photography Awards – Honorable mention

2017

TIME’s Top 100 Photos of the Year

IPOTY International Photographer of the Year – 2nd place – Architecture

IPOTY International Photographer of the Year – Honorable mention – Editorial: Documentary

IPOTY International Photographer of the Year – Honorable mention – People: Portrait

Monochrome Photography Awards – Honorable mention

2016

Tokyo International Foto Awards – Honorable mention – General News category

ND Photography Awards – General News – Honorable mention

ND Photography Awards – Editorial – 1st – Gold Star Award

Siena International Photo Awards – Finalist

No-fee slide show contest – Finalist

MIFA-Moscow International Foto Awards – Honorable mention – General News category

MIFA-Moscow International Foto Awards – Honorable mention – Buildings – Photo Essay

2015

InTarget Photolux Award – Winner

MIFA-Moscow International Foto Awards – 1st prize – Editorial – General News category

MIFA-Moscow International Foto Awards – Honorable mention – Editorial-sports category

IPA-International Photography Awards – Honorable mention – Sports category

2012

Palm Springs Photo Festival – Finalist

 

EXHIBITIONS

2021

Sofia, Bulgaria – Museum of Socialist art – Coronavirus pandemic in Italy

Yeongwol, South Korea – Dong Gang Museum of Photography – Coronavirus pandemic in Italy

Perpignan, France – Visa pour l’image – Migrants in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Screening

Zurich, Switzerland – Photo Schweiz Festival – Lesbos

Moscow, Russia – Sakharov center – Direct Look Award exhibition

2019

Paris, France – Espace Beaurepaire – PX3 exhibition

2018

Tbilisi, Georgia – Kolga Tbilisi Photo Festival – Fentanyl abuse in Estonia

Tokyo, Japan – ICA Space – The migrants odyssey

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina – Historical Museum

Palm Spring, California – Palm Spring Photo Festival

2017

Astoria, United States – PhotoWalk -Fentanyl abuse in Estonia

Naples, Italy – PAN – Collective Foto_Acc_2017

2015

Lucca, Italy – Torre Guinigi – Photolux Festival

Moscow, Russia – FotoLoft gallery – MIFA Awards ceremony

Tel Aviv, Israel – Tel Aviv Photo Fair

2014

Macerata, Italy – Overtime Festival – Quarto soccer against camorra

2012

Naples, Italy – PAN – Collective NINA-Nuova Immagine Napoletana
Italy, Bibbiena – Biennal of Young Italian Photographer
Italy, Naples – Castel dell’ Ovo – PON Photography Awards 2011
Palm Spring, California – Palm Spring Photo Festival – Bucharest
Naples, Italy – Castel dell’ Ovo – De ce faci poza?
Rome, Italy – Casa dell’ Architettura – PON Photography Awards 2011
Naples, Italy – Chiesa di San Severo al Pendino – Loro di Napoli
Naples, Italy – Galleria dell’ Accademia di Belle Arti – Bucuresti

 

PUBLICATIONS

Newsweek, Time, Internazionale, The Telegraph, The Guardian, Courrier International, Le Monde diplomatique, Die Welt, Russia Today, The South African Art Times, New York Daily News, Vanity Fair, Sportweek, Famiglia Cristiana, Il Venerdì di Repubblica, D la Repubblica, Narcomafie, The Archive Magazine, ArtPhoto Magazine, Rolling Stone, Corriere della Sera, L’Avvenire, The Post Internazionale, Link Magazine, FOTO Cult, Vice United States, Vice UK, Le Journal de la Photographie.