Currently based near Venice (Italy). Available to travel worldwide at short notice. Vaccines, medical insurance and liability insurance.
T. (+39) 347 236 5738
Attended Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts London), Westminster University (Foundation Studies Diploma in Art and Design, London) and Graduated in Graphic Design from Kingston University (BA Hons – London, UK) in 1998. Spent the following 18 years switching between various forms of design and photography while working on different assignments/projects and collaborating with companies and individuals from around the world.
My documentary work focuses mainly on social, anthropological and humanitarian issues. At the same time, I remain very much involved in Fine Art Photography.
I am particularly interested in the development of personal projects that give a real, current and, I hope, true vision of what is unfolding in front of us everyday. My long term project “BEAUTY IN HELL: Beauty over Drama” focuses on finding and documenting the beauty (and not the drama) which, I strongly believe, is always present, even in some of the most difficult realities around the world.
In the last few years my work has received a number of international awards (PX3, Grand Prix de Paris - IPA, International Photography Award, LensCulture - Allard Prize for International Integrity and HIPA finalist among others) and was exhibited in various locations around the world (GHISLA Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Switzerland - Biennale dell'Arte, Venice - Palazzo Cusani, Milan - Espace Beaurepaire, Paris - Arles Photo Festival – Chiang Mai Documentary Arts Festival).
I have collaborated with companies and individuals from all over the world. Usually, I work from my private Studio on the Italian hills near Venice, but I'm more than happy to start projects in other locations.
・2016 MILAN PHOTO FESTIVAL | “PERIFERIE: Immagini e Parole” – Group Exhibition – 3 photos from the Beauty In Hell Project | 7 to 26 May, Milan.
・2015 Poltu Quatu Resort – Solo Exhibition: “Beauty In Hell” + “Wabi-Sabi” Projects | 12 June – 13 Sept. Poltu Quatu Resort, Costa Smeralda, Sardinina, Italy.
・2015 Chiang Mai Documentary Arts Festival (France Cultural Center) – Group Exhibition: 40 winning images from the Px3 | Prix De La Photographie (Paris) Annual Curators Challenge | 1-28 February.
・2014 Fondazione Ghisla Art Collection (Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art), Locarno (Switzerland) – Solo Exhibition “Beauty In Hell” | 22/10 to 31/12/2014.
・2014 Rooftop Gallery (in collaboration with Le Flux Asia) – Group Exhibition: 40 winning images from the Px3 | Prix De La Photographie (Paris) Annual Curators Challenge, selected by special guest curators Bill Hunt (Curator, NY – Patron L’Oeil De La Photographie) & Daphne Angles (Photo Editor NY Times, Paris) – 17 Oct, Bangkok, Thailand.
・2014 Solo Exhibition in Locarno (Switzerland) at SWICA main offices – during the PARDO International Film Festival | 8 August to 18 October 2014.
・2013 Arles Photo Festival (Le Magasin de Jouets Galerie) – Group Exhibition as Px3 | Prix De La Photographie (Paris) First Prize Winner (Press Professional Category) and Annual Curators Challenge Winner | 4 July, Cave de Tinquetaille, Arles.
・2013 Espace Beaurepaire, Paris – Group Exhibition: 40 winning images from the Px3 | Prix De La Photographie (Paris) Annual Curators Challenge.
・2013 Solo Exhibition in conjunction with La Biennale di Venezia 2013 – Bangladesh Pavillion | Venice 2013.
・2013 Solo Exhibition at Palazzo Cusani – “Beauty In Hell” Project – Milan | November 2013.
・2013 Group Exhibition in Dubai – Group Exhibition from International Street Photography Challenge | May 2014.
・2014-15-16 FONDAZIONE GHISLA ART COLLECTION (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art | Locarno, Switzerland) – 2 photographs 100×70 cm from the “Beauty In Hell” Project (in their unique copy) became part of the permanent Ghisla Art Collection.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
・2016 IPA | International Photography Awards (LA) – 2 Honorable Mentions: “Family of Man” Competition. Childhood and Love Categories.
・2016 Px3 | Prix De La Photographie (Paris) – Honorable Mention – Pro Category: Press/Featured Story.
・2015 Black & White Spider Awards (Los Angeles, CA) – 2 Honorable Mentions – Pro Category: Photo Journalism.
・2015 Px3 | Prix De La Photographie (Paris) – 3rd Prize – Pro Category: Portraiture.
・2015 Px3 | Prix De La Photographie (Paris) – 2 Honorable Mentions – Pro Category: Nature/Landscape + Portraiture/Culture.
・2014 LensCulture Portrait Awards (UK) – 1 of 25 Award Winning Finalists – Pro Category: Documentary.
・2014 Px3 | Prix De La Photographie (Paris) – 1st Prize Winner – Pro Category: Press.
・2014 Px3 | Annual Curators Challenge (Paris) – 1st Prize – 1 of 40 images selected by Bill Hunt, Curator (New York) & Daphne Angles, Photo Editor New York Times (Paris).
・2014 IPA | International Photography Awards (LA) – 4 Honorable Mentions – Pro Categories: Photo Essay & Feature Story – Social Cause – Environmental – General News.
・2014 HIPA | Hamdan International Photography Award – “Creating The future” (Dubai) – Shortlisted Finalist, Street Life Category.
・2014 Art Photo Index by PhotoEye (Santa Fe, California) – Member on invitation – Selected network of Fine Art Photographers.
・2013 The Allard Prize Photo Competition for International Integrity (Canada) – 1st prize, November 2013 edition.
・2013 International Street Photography Challenge 2013 (New York) – 2nd prize.
・2013 TBM “Open Portfolio Contest – 2013” (Richmond – Texas) – Winner Individual Image Merit Award.