ABOUT ME

BIOGRAPHY

 

Born and grew up in nord-est Italy, graduated in Geography, Faculty of Literature and Philosophy at la Sapienza University of Rome and based between Italy and France, I’ve been traveling the world for years trying to understand the interrelationship between people and environment. I’ve long worked in Indian Sub-Continent, South East Asia and in the most isolated corners of the planet promoting, since the ‘90s,  a Sustainable Tourism to make people better understand how to avoid the mass tourism which inevitably lead to the destruction of natural and cultural treasures. Since my first journeys, my camera has always been my best notebook knowing that photography is linked to research and it is one of the best means to better understand the changing world around us. Free-lens documentary and streets photographer, inspired by the greatest Humanist Photographers of the ‘40s – 50’s,  I focus  mostly in ordinary life, cultural stories and  contemporary issues, always attracted by  people out of the spotlight. Wandering the planet, I have always been fascinated by the profound simplicity and strength with which many people, especially women and children, face life. In a world submerged by conflicts, I try to document the beauty and delicacy we can still find out there.  My imagines have been published both printed and online in magazines and books and my pocket book “La figlia di Saadi” (co-author M. Mallen), a tour around the world through short stories and photographs dedicated to the female universe, was published by Ed. Polaris. 

I exhibited my work  in solo and collective shows in Italy and in collective shows in USA, Spain, Italy, Greece and Japan. Solo Exhibitions : Antropie, Fragments of life in motion (2007)- Dominae, faces, gestures, expressions seen through women, in Italy, Rome, Tarquinia and Vicenza (2009-2010-2022). Photos from Japan Premio Chatwin  Genova (2010).Collective Exhibitions.  USA: photographs portraying children and Women in Tibet, Laos and Morocco, are on show during the FotoDC and in “The World Bank Law, justice and Development Week” and “Investing in women and girls” in Washington DC (2008). Spain: “Working hands” featured in Barcelona Photo Biennale Gala Awards 2018 ; “Portrait of an Eritrean girl” and “Cigars” at Fotonostrum Mediterranean House of Photography, Barcelona (2020-2023). “Millenials on the move”  Owada Tokyo Japan (2022). “Cigars”, “Carribean mood” and “Chinatown” Black and Wall Gallery in Athens and Creete (2023).  Online Exhibition: “Faces, gestures, expressions seen through women” is presented in “Chime For Change” USA; “Italian women” and “A woman’s tale” is on show in New York, at ENIT Italian Government Tourist Board; Reconnecting with Religion is presented in “Hedge of Humanity Magazine” USA. 

After being away from photography world for a while, I started to share again my photography. International Photo Contests: 1st place Julia Cameron Awards (Children of the world Portrait of an Eritrean girl) 2020 – 1st place Black and White Spider Awards (Cigars Portraits) 2022 – 2nd place Tokyo International Awards 2019 (Millennials on the move Editorial), 2nd place IPA Awards 2019 (Millenials on the move Editorial) – 3rd place Prix de la Photographie Award  2019 (Editorial) . 1st place Black and White Spider Awards (Portrait) 2022. Merit of Excellence, Honorable mentions and Nominies  in various International Contests: All About Photo APP Magazine – ReFocus Award -Julia Margaret Cameron Awards  –  Monochrome Awards –  Colors of Life –  Fine Art Photography Awards  –  Black and White Spider Awards  – International Colors Awards – IPA International Photography Awards – IPA Street Awards –  Pollux Awards – Tokyo International Awards – Blank Wall Gallery.