ABOUT ME

BIOGRAPHY

I was born in nord-est Italy. With my studies in Geography and my passion for nature, people and cultures, I’ve been traveling the world for years  studying the interrelationship between people and environment. Promoting a sustainable tourism with a low environmental impact, I’ve long worked in Indian Sub-Continent, South East Asia and in the most isolated corners of the planet. Through on-site ethnological discoveries, photographs, speeches and written words,  I’ve always tried to make people better understand how is possible to acquire awareness about our fragile world, avoiding uncontrolled mass tourism which inevitably leads to destruction of natural habitats and cultural treasures. Documentary and street photography,  my camera has always been my best  notebook knowing that photography is linked to research and it’s one of the best means to better understand the changing world  around us. Nothing set up or staged, my essential subject is social life, focusing mostly in ordinary life, cultural stories and  contemporary issues.  Wandering the planet including it’s remote places,  I’ve always been fascinated by the profound resilience with which simple  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. In 2016 my first pocketbook   was published: “La figlia di Saadi” Ed. Polaris (co-author M. Mallen), a tour around the world through short stories and photographs dedicated to the female universe.

I exhibited my photos in solo shows in Italy and in collective shows in Spain and in USA.
Solo Exhibitions : Antropie, Fragments of life – Dominae, faces, gestures, expressions seen through women,  in Italy  – Collective Exhibitions (Humanitarian issues) in USA  – Collective Exhibition in Spain, (upcoming in Japan).

After being away from photography world for a while, I started to share my photographs a couple of years ago.

International Photo Contests:

1st place Julia Cameron Awards 2019 (Children of the world)  –  2nd place Tokyo International Awards 2019 (Editorial) – 2nd place IPA International Awards 2019  (Editorial Photojournalism)  – 3rd place Prix de La Photographie  Paris 2019 (Editorial Photojournalism)

Nominees and Honorable mentions in various International Contests:

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